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.