Published July 24, 2018 at. 06:05 | Updated July 24, 2018 at 06:52
Sanchez saw worse jogging all night to the first base in his five of his bats and his final show of dogging prevented Yankees from scoring tie runs with two outs in the ninth inning.
With the bases loaded and the beams clung to a one-lead lead, Sanchez hit a hard grounder to short and threw out by two steps at the first base after Aaron Hicks hit a pitch to others because he actually drove hard.
Sanchez's jogging was so slow this night that it made you wonder if it was just another night without stress or if he had worsened his right lust that had on him
Sanchez was the great story in the Yankees clubhouse after the game.
Here is what Sanchez, boss Aaron Boone left the field Brett Gardner and the Corps Luis Severino had to say if this lazy cost Yan kees a game that left them six matches behind Boston Red Sox in the AL East position:
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Is Sanchez injured?
Sanchez has not driven hard since returning from a light injury last Friday, Yankee's first match after the All-Star break, and his lack of movement ran out of three earthballs, a popup and a single on Monday night was hard to miss.
Is his groin still worse?
Boone was asked first if Sanchez was injured.
"No," replied the boss. "He should be able to come after it. He is here and back and should do well after the things."
Later Sanchez was asked if his lung still hurt or if he is careful to run hard for fear of tightening it again .
"I'm fine," he said. "The damage and thinking of it is definitely behind me."
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How did Boone react?
Yankees rookie manager Aaron Boone has gone out of the way the whole season to protect Sanchez, criticized by former boss Joe Girardi in a post-election last season for bad defense.
Boone had difficulty defending Sanchez after Monday's game.
After Sanchez did not find it hard to base himself in the ninth innings, Boone replied: "I have to watch (the play), but he must find his gate quickly and he should be able to do it now."
On the rays scoring a race from the second base because of Sanchez, who was not chasing down his ball, Boone was not aware of it until it came to his player after game.  "It's one thing I have to watch (on replay) because when the ball jumped over, I saw Bauer's run from others knowing that he might be a bit aggressive to get around," said Boone. "So I was screaming for Corps Luis Severino) to cover home and I watched the runner. So that's another game I have to look back on. "