Reds hold team meeting before taking on Brewers

The slumping Cincinnati Reds held a team meeting on Saturday

before taking on the Milwaukee Brewers after losing six of the last

eight games and falling two games under .500 for the first time in

more than a year.

Reds manager Dusty Baker declined to say what issues would be

discussed, but the Reds have alternated losing leads and failing to

generate enough offense over the last week and a half.

Cincinnati has dropped two consecutive one-run games against the

Brewers to start this four-game series.

The Reds lost Thursday’s opener 5-4 after going 2 for 13 with

runners in scoring position and stranding men on the corners in the

ninth. On Friday, they squandered leads of 4-0 and 7-5 when closer

Francisco Cordero allowed three runs in the ninth.