Losing streaks are like energy hogs. Keep bad habits long enough and they’ll eat you to death.
It’s happening to the Cubs right now. The losing streak is zapping the positive energy (what little there was to begin with) right out of the dugout.
I’m not questioning the Cubs physical effort, that’s been there. But the mental aspects are suspect, if for no other reason than the guys are trying too hard.
Not much has gone right over the last 10 days, and what did go well hardly made a difference in winning a ballgame. It’s undoubtedly taking a mental toll on the club.