Via Marc Carig, manager Joe Girardi called a team meeting following Friday night’s loss to the Orioles. Girardi was the only one to speak and he took a “reassuring tone,” just telling his club to relax. The meeting only lasted for a few minutes.
The Yankees have been playing what amounts to .500 ball since the All-Star break and have been especially crappy of late, yesterday’s win notwithstanding. A little talking to was certainly in order. Both Girardi and Brian Cashman held a team meeting back in May and the message was more of the same, but the Yankees went on to win five straight and 20 of their next 24. Let’s hope this meeting is just as effective as that one.