Preview: Nationals at Mets April 10, 2011

Washington Nationals (3-5) at New York Mets (4-4)  1:10pm

Jason Marquis (0-0 2.84) vs. Chris Young (1-0 1.69)

TV: SNY   Radio: WFAN

What to watch: The Nats and Mets play the rubber game of the series this afternoon at Citi Field. The Mets can’t lose a home series to a second division team like the Nats if they expect to be contenders for a playoff spot at the end of the season. It’s that simple.

Marquis had a nice start in Florida in a losing cause going 6.1 IP and allowing 2 runs in his season debut. He only pitched in 13 games last year because of injury.

Young pitched a very nice game in Philly in his season debut going 5.1 IP and allowing only 1 run to a good team in a tough park to pitch in. It’ll be interesting to see if Terry Collins plays Carlos Beltran today after his two-homer game last night. I’m sure they were planning to give him the day off today. I wouldn’t sit him down after hitting two homers though.

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Author: Dave Doyle

Although I don’t have a degree in journalism, I love writing about the New York Mets. I’m the typical writer without access. My only accessibility to the Mets is sitting in the stands (often the upper tank) and watching on TV like most fans. I’m not a member of the media, just a fan expressing opinions.