This isn't rocket science at this point. Unfortunately, it's getting easier to figure out with each Astros win. With 4 games remaining for the two teams, the scenarios are ugly for Phils fans, but easier to remember:
If the Astros win 2 or more of their remaining 4 games: Phils cannot make the playoffs.
If the Astros win 1 of their remaining 4 games: The Phils must sweep the Nationals to force a one-game playoff.
If the Astros win 0 of their remaining 4 games: The Phils can force a one-game playoff by going 2-1 against the Nationals; they win the Wild Card if they go 3-0.
That's it. There's no hope left for the Phils other than three unlikely scenarios:
Astros go 1-3; Phils go 3-0
Astros go 0-4; Phils go 2-1
Astros go 0-4; Phils go 3-0
The Phaith remains, but it is phlickering....