Latest loss ends with closed-door meeting
A 7-3 loss to the D-backs on Tuesday night prompted manager Ron Roenicke to do something rare. He felt compelled to call a postgame team meeting for only the second time this season.
“It’s been a battle,” Roenicke said. “There’s a lot of guys that are frustrated. There’s a lot of staff members that are frustrated with what’s going on. We need to stop it. We need to turn this thing back around again. Coming home, we’ve played so good at home I thought we’d do it. These first couple of games got away from us, and we need to get that back.”
So, he called players and coaches together for a brief talk.
“I’m not picking out individuals, because that’s not the problem,” Roenicke said. “The problem is the whole group. The problem is me and the coaches. We’re all together in this thing, and we all need to figure it out.”
He’s hoping for either some consistency, or another hot streak. The Brewers went on one in early May, when they were baseball’s hottest team through a three-game sweep of the Cardinals from June 10-12.
“All the good things we were doing in that month, we need to get that back again,” Roenicke said.
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“I don’t see us giving up. I don’t see us quitting, even when we get behind in games,” Roenicke said. “I still see an offense that’s working hard to try to get back in the ballgame.”