Gary Sanchez's apparent lack of hustle hurts Yankees in loss to Rays



Gary Sanchez has taken a lot of heat from fans already this season for his apparent lack of hustle, and two bad moments in Monday's loss will only make that noise even louder.

Sanchez let a ball get away during the second inning of Monday's 7-6 loss to the Rays, allowing Jake Bauers to score all the way from second base. Sanchez seemed to jog after the ball not expecting Bauers to attempt to score.

In the dugout after the inning, Severino and Sanchez could be seen having a heated conversation.

“That’s another instance there, if I would have done a better job being quicker, getting that ball, maybe we have a chance to get him out at home,” Sanchez said via a translator.

“That’s my fault.”
Then in the ninth inning, Sanchez again showed a lack of hustle by not running down the first base line on a ground ball with two outs and the bases loaded. The Rays initially tried to  make a force-out at second base, which Aaron Hicks beat out, but then threw to first to get a jogging Sanchez.
“You learn a lot in this game,” Sanchez said. “This is one of those instances where you learn from it. You put it behind and look forward to tomorrow.”
“I should have run harder,” Sanchez added. 
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