The Washington Times - April 17, 2011, 10:34AM

The sun has finally returned to Washington and the Nationals and Brewers are set to play two this afternoon at Nationals Park. The pitching matchups will be as follows: RHP Jason Marquis vs. RHP Yovani Gallardo in the first game; RHP Livan Hernandez vs. RHP Marco Estrada in the second.

As a primer for a long day of baseball, here are the Nationals career numbers against both Gallardo and Estrada.


vs. RHP Yovani Gallardo:

Danny Espinosa: Never faced

Rick Ankiel: 0-for-6, 4 K

Jayson Werth: 0-for-7, 4 K

Adam LaRoche: 5-for-16 (.313), 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 3 BB, .421 OBP, .563 SLG, 5 K

Michael Morse: Never faced

Ian Desmond: 0-for-3

Ivan Rodriguez: 0-for-4, 1K

Alex Cora: 2-for-7 (.286), .286 OBP, 2 K

Jason Marquis: Never faced


Jerry Hairston Jr.: 1-for-10, (.100), 1 2B, .100 OBP, 5 K

Wilson Ramos: Never faced

Laynce Nix: 0-for-3, 2 K

Jesus Flores: 0-for-1, 1 K

Vs. Brewers RHP Marco Estrada


Danny Espinosa: Never faced

Rick Ankiel: Never faced

Jayson Werth: 1-for-2 (.500), .500 OBP, 1 K

Adam LaRoche: Never faced

Michael Morse: Never faced

Ian Desmond: Never faced

Jerry Hairston Jr.: Never faced

Wilson Ramos: Never faced

Livan Hernandez: Never faced


Alex Cora: 0-for-1, 1 K

Laynce Nix: 0-for-1, 1 K

Matt Stairs, 1-for-1, 1 HR, 1 RBI

Ivan Rodriguez: Never faced