The New York Yankees saw an early 1-0 lead instantly disappear after a disappointing tag attempt (or lack thereof) from starting catcher Gary Sanchez.
At the bottom of the first inning against the New York Mets on Friday, the Yankees seemed set to maintain their lead when Javier Baez’s two-out hit was easily recovered by Joey Gallo. The left fielder then quickly threw the ball to Sanchez, who received the ball with time to spare before the running Jonathan Villar make it to the plate.
In a rather shocking turn of events, Sanchez missed the tag on Villar. While the umpire initially ruled out Villar, the call was overturned after the replay showed Sanchez not moving his gloves at all as the Mets’ second baseman extended his leg to the home plate,