Insane Gary Sánchez defensive blunder costs Padres in walk-off loss to Marlins

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El Gary giveth and El Gary taketh away. Former New York Yankees catcher Gary Sánchez recently landed with the San Diego Padres, is sporting the No. 99, and has already revealed the night and day nature of his game.

He got his second straight start on Wednesday night against the Miami Marlins and homered in the third inning, which was the Padres lone run of the evening. They led 1-0 heading into the bottom of the ninth. Josh Hader just needed to shut the door.

But the left-hander was a bit shaky. He walked the leadoff hitter, Yuli Gurriel, who got to second base on a sacrifice bunt. That put the tying run in scoring position. The next batter, Jean Segura, ripped a 97 MPH fastball up in the zone into left field for a single.

It was an absolute rocket off the bat, but Juan Soto fielded it perfectly and unleashed a laser to the cutoff man. Ha-Seong Kim caught the relay and had Gurriel, who was making a mad dash for the plate, dead to rights.

Only problem? The catcher wasn't there. Sánchez was caught ... doing nothing? He was making his way up the first base line? What in the world happened here? Kim's throw went to the backstop and Segura made it to second base.

Former Yankees catcher Gary Sánchez's massive defensive miscue cost the Padres

That should've been the second out of the inning, which would've taken some pressure off Hader and put more on the next batter, Nick Fortes.

But after Segura stole third, Fortes singled to right field and the Marlins walked it off. Hader wasn't sharp at all, but Sánchez's miscue ended up being the disappointing difference because the defense and fundamentals need to be tight in a one-run game when you need three more outs to seal the victory.

Sánchez isn't far removed from drawing the ire of Mets fans during his three games in Queens. They had seen enough after a couple passed balls and rough strikeouts.

The Yankees may lack power behind the plate since Sanchez's departure, but they sure don't miss the costly defensive gaffes he turned into back page lowlights.