Chicago Cubs: Three keys to break tough losing streak

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Chicago Cubs, Kyle Schwarber
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Key #1: Forget about the Brewers series

It may be a bit easier said than done due to the unique nature of the 2020 season, but it would serve the Cubs well to put these last three games totally out of mind. The team needs to focus on their upcoming series with the St. Louis Cardinals and how to reignite things.

It’s something many of these guys have done before. They did it in game seven of the 2016 World Series when the Cubs blew a three-run lead but managed to compose themselves and win in extra innings. They’re no strangers to putting bitter disappointment in the past.

After Sunday’s 6-5 loss to the Brewers, outfielder Kyle Schwarber echoed this sentiment when asked what the team needed to do to bounce back. (Via Chicago Tribune:)

"This is a quick turn of the page. We got five [games] in three days. Obviously, it’s upsetting, but it is what it is. Turn the page, focus on the next series."

Schwarber is on track with this thinking, and he’s definitely not the only one in the Cubs clubhouse following that mantra. Another thing he mentioned that will be key to helping the Cubs bounce back is that they have to play five games in three days.

Because of a coronavirus outbreak amongst players and staff, the Cardinals now have a number of games to make up, and not enough days to do so comfortably.

The Cardinals now must attempt to play 53 games in just 44 days, and they have many doubleheaders scheduled. The Cubs and Cardinals will play seven-inning doubleheader games on Monday and Wednesday this week. It’s a tough test for this team mentally and physically.