ATLANTA -- Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez has never been a big proponent of team meetings. But with his team dealing with an eight-game losing streak, he assembled his players late Tuesday afternoon for a short conversation.
"Sometimes you've got to remind them that they are a good club," Gonzalez said. "If you lined up some of the starters that we have beat, it's a sign of a good club. If you lineup up some of the offensive teams our pitchers have beat, it's a good club."
The Braves entered play on May 22 with the National League's second-best record. Exactly one week later, they were staging a meeting and sitting in a last-place tie with the Phillies in the NL East.
"It's just a reminder that we're a good team and we expect to win baseball games as long as we're wearing an Atlanta Braves uniform," Gonzalez said. ""There were no tables thrown or any other kind of crazy stuff."