Gary Sanchez Lost A Game For The Yankees By Being Just So Damn Lazy

Bryan Brandom
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Gary Sanchez let a run score when he didn’t hustle in the field.

The Yankees catcher cost his squad a run when he didn’t hustle on the basepaths in the ninth inning.

And his team fell 7-6 to the Rays.

Here’s how stunningly lazy his screwup in the field was: Noted hustler Jake Bauers scored from second base on a passed ball as Sanchez sauntered up the third base line to retrieve it.

From. Second. Base.

Sanchez has always been an offense-first catcher, but the indifference here is stunning.

The 25-year-old had a chance to redeem himself in the ninth.

Trailing by one with two outs and the bases loaded, Sanchez knocked a grounder up the middle.

Assuming the Rays would make an out at second, the catcher jogged out of the box.

The Rays didn’t get the out at second. But they still had time to get their guy at first thanks to his Michelin Man impersonation.

A hustling Sanchez would have tied things up.

If Sanchez were raking at the plate this season, it’d be one thing.

But the guy’s hitting a miserable .188 on the year.

“This is one of those instances when you learn from it,” Sanchez said after the loss. “You put it behind, and you look forward to tomorrow.”

Wellll, the first bout of I-don’t-give-a-damn probably should have been the instance to learn from, inspiring hustle on what could have been a game-saving RBI.

He’s lucky Tony Perkis isn’t his manager.