Of all the issues the Yankees didn’t think they would have to deal with this season, Gary Sanchez’s arm didn’t figure to be one of them.But 2019 has not started the way the Yankees planned, dropping two of three in The Bronx to an Orioles team that figures to be terrible at the top of the list.
And in each of the past two games — both losses — Sanchez has made a key throwing error on a stolen-base attempt of second.Both times, it’s led to a run.On Sunday, the error came in the top of the fifth of a 7-5 defeat.
Sanchez’s errant throw was well wide of the base and allowed Jonathan Villar to get to third with one out. Villar scored on a Dwight Smith Jr. single to make it 5-3 after the Yankees scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth.
“You look at the throw, it’s probably the same kind of throw [as Saturday] and it’s a play where a run scores [because of it],’’ Sanchez said through an interpreter. “It’s definitely not what you want there and like I said [Saturday], I’ve got to keep improving on those.’’