Daily Mets Poll: Game 1 Starter
The Mets are positioned for a serious playoff run – they are 1.5 games behind the division leading Braves and a half game ahead of the Reds in the wildcard standings. Rumors continue to swirl about the team’s interest in Cliff Lee (among others), but doubts persist about Johan Santana’s health and effectiveness.
Meanwhile, Mike Pelfrey is establishing himself as one of the top young pitchers in the National League.
So… assuming you could have Santana, Pelfrey, or any of the rumored trade targets to start the first game of a playoff series, who would it be?
For the purposes of this poll, don’t worry about the prospects or money required to obtain an outside pitcher. Just tell us who you are most confident in as a Game 1 starter.
Who Do You Want to Start Game 1?
- Cliff Lee (59%, 104 Votes)
- Johan Santana (19%, 34 Votes)
- Mike Pelfrey (19%, 34 Votes)
- Other (Specify in the Comments Section) (2%, 3 Votes)
Total Voters: 175