Sanchez first failed to hustle after a first-inning wild pitch, which allowed a run to score from second base. Later in the game, he was up with the tying run at third base and the bases loaded in the ninth inning. He would ground a single but since he did not hustle out of the batter's box, was thrown out to complete the double play before Aaron Judge could score the tying run. The catcher had talks with starter Luis Severino after the first mishap, and showed regret for the blunders after the game.
An MRI revealed that he re-aggravated a previous groin injury, which some are point toward that first-inning wild pitch as to where he did that. Sanchez said he was expecting a fastball, but instead got the breaking ball that forced him to re-position himself, apparently too quick. Jake Bauers would score from second base to get the Rays on the board.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone intended on chatting with Sanchez about the lack of effort, but reports say the catcher approached the manager instead. It wasn't to just apologize about the effort, but to discuss this injury. The slugger recently injured that groin the last time they were in Tampa Bay on June 24th. He spent a short stint out the disabled list, before he was taken off and thought to be at full health. Sanchez claimed that he does not believe he was rushed back from that stint.
You can expect the Yankees to be extra cautious this time around on the DL, as they called up Kyle Higashioka from Triple-A. Backup catcher Austin Romine will take over the starting role in Sanchez's absence, beginning with Game 2 of the series against the Rays on Tuesday.