• Girardi applauded his players for holding an impromptu hitters' meeting before Thursday's 3-0 win over the Astros. According to Chase Headley, the theme of the meeting was that "enough is enough" and the offense needs to show more life.
"I've said all along, these guys have worked hard and they're trying to figure it out," Girardi said. "Whatever it takes, it takes. They're going to do whatever it takes to try to get better and try to be more productive. I am all for that."
• On this date in 1996, the Yankees claimed infielder Luis Sojo off waivers from the Mariners. Sojo would go on to win four World Series with the Yankees ('96, '98, '99 and 2000), and also appeared in the 2001 Fall Classic.