I apologize in advanced because I know others have stated it before. However, I have (even when others have not) tried to remain optimistic. I was semi pessimistic after the Padres series was dropped, but thought a sweep or even a 2 out of 3 from the Cubs would make the situation seem hopeful, but even that was too much to ask. When you lose back to back series' this late in the season and 1 to the worst team in our division, you can't expect to go into October. It's no longer to the point where you can continue to say, "Well, if they win this next series, they'll be right back in it".
I know they are not "mathematically" eliminated, but clearly, they just don't want it bad enough to move on. You can also say all the stuff about this team "overachieving" and that sort of thing, but you look past all that stuff when they're in the thick of the race. A bummer that they couldn't string together some more wins that despite weaknesses, could've been attainable.
Better luck next year?