I’ve read a couple of posts on the rotation. And, I agree, you don’t mess with the ace.
Given that: Johan Santana SHOULD be starting today.
He started Monday, right? Well, five days from Monday is TODAY. And, five days from today is next Thursday, against the Phillies.
If you don’t mess with your ace, that’s the way to go.
Why not? Willie Randolph said he didn’t consider it. Personally, and I can’t get anybody on the Mets to confirm this, was so they could give Pedro Martinez the Shea opener. Otherwise, if Martinez didn’t get hurt, he would have gone tomorrow on normal rest.
Of course, that’s with a four man rotation, which is what the Mets did last year because of the off-days.
I think there’s some indecision here. If not, then why juggle the rotation after the rainout and screw with Mike Pelfrey’s routine.
Hell, I want him vs. Braves based on last year’s game.