Rhys gets the nod for Game 1:

Cool moment for him. Could be the last time he’s on the field at Citizens Bank Park as a Phillie. Gotta consider that when thinking of the occasion. Not just a rehabbing Phil getting a nice opportunity here, but maybe a swansong of sorts.

Can’t lose after that first pitch. Go Phils. Red October.

EDIT – I would also point out that this was too much hype for a first pitch thrower who is part of the organization: