You know, if the Phillies didn't exist, the gods of comic tragedy would have to invent them. Initially, the ghost of 1964 rears its ugly head in the second inning, but they show amazing resilience by taking a 7-2 lead in the bottom of the 5th. Not content with the reputation it already has as "destroyer of all Phillies leads" the bullpen made sure the lead didn't stick and now the Astros lead 10-7 in the 7th.
The ghost of 1964, once tracked down by a local reporter, was quoted as saying, "It wasn't enough to let the Astros score a run by stealing home. I had to make sure the Phillies blew a 5-run lead and give up an extra 3 runs as well. Excuse me while I go get a cheesesteak!"
I would, however, like to thank the Phillies for dashing all my postseason hopes in such a brutal and efficient fashion this month. It's making it a lot easier (and less painful) to transition to the football season. E-A-G-L-E-S Go Eagles!
Edit to Add: I was just reading the in-game box score, and apparently Todd Pratt, the only MLBer on Earth slower than Mike Lieberthal, hit into a triple play in the bottom of the 5th, when the Phillies had already scored 3 runs. Man, the Ghost of 1964 has been busy!