San Diego Padres manager Jayce Tingler told reporters that he does not believe he has lost the clubhouse amid the team losing 24 of its last 34 games to fall to 76-73.
"I don't believe I've lost the clubhouse," Tingler said Tuesday.
"I believe a lot in our guys. I have from day one. It's a group that, as frustrating as it is to not play to our potential, it's still a group that I love, that I believe in, and has all the things you want as a team."
The quote comes three days after Fernando Tatis Jr. and Manny Machado were seen having a shouting match in the dugout during the team's 3-2 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday.
That defeat marked the second of three losses in a three-game sweep to the team the Padres are chasing in the National League Wild Card race. San Diego is now down four games to the Cards with 13 regular-season matchups remaining.
On Sunday, Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune reported that there could be a managerial change following the Padres' disappointing season.