The Washington Times - April 10, 2011, 10:24AM

NEW YORK — The Nationals are sending Jason Marquis to the hill today in hopes of their first series win of the young season. Marquis is 6-7 in his career against the Mets with a 4.65 ERA but he has only pitched at Citi Field once. He went six innings and allowed two earned runs off seven hits in that appearance.

The Nationals will be looking for the series victory against Mets’ right-hander Chris Young.

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Here’s how the Nationals have done in the past against Young:

Ian Desmond: Never faced

Jayson Werth: 0-for-4 in 4 at-bats, 1 BB, 2 K, .200 OBP

Ryan Zimmerman: .273 AVG in 11 at-bats, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, .333 OBP, .636 SLG, 2 K

Adam LaRoche: .167 AVG in 18 at-bats, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB, .211 OBP, .389 SLG, 7 K

Michael Morse: Never faced

Rick Ankiel: 0-for-3 in 3 at-bats, 2 K

Danny Espinosa: Never faced

Ivan Rodriguez: 0-for-6 in 6 at-bats, 4 K

Jason Marquis: .167 AVG in 6 at-bats, 2RBI, .167 OBP, 2K

Others:

Jerry Hairston Jr.: .200 AVG in 5 at-bats, 1 RBI, .200 OBP, .200 SLG, 1 K

Wilson Ramos: Never faced