The Washington Times - April 26, 2011, 01:44PM

For the first time this season, when the Nationals take the field tonight at Nationals Park they’ll be facing a pitcher they’ve already seen once this year.

The New York Mets are in town as the Nationals’ first repeat opponent this season and Chris Young is expected to be activated from the disabled list prior to tonight’s game to make the start against Jordan Zimmermann. The last time out, the Nationals managed just one hit off Young over seven innings before winning the game in the 11th inning off the Mets’ bullpen.


But Young hasn’t started a game since then, put on the disabled list on April 16 — retroactive to the day after his start against the Nationals — with biceps tendinitis.

The Nationals are looking to halt a two-game losing skid and hoping for better weather.

Here are the Nationals’ career numbers against Young:

Danny Espinosa: 0-for-2, 1 BB, 2 K

Rick Ankiel: 0-for-6, 2 K

Jayson Werth: 0-for-7, 1 BB, 2 K

Adam LaRoche: 3-for-20 (.150), 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 BB, .227 OBP, .350 SLG, 7 K

Michael Morse: 1-for-3 (.333), 1 K

Ian Desmond: 0-for-3, 1 K

Jerry Hairston Jr.: 1-for-5 (.200), 1 RBI, 1 K

Ivan Rodriguez: 0-for-8, 1 RBI, 4 K

Jordan Zimmermann: Never faced


Matt Stairs: 1-for-3 (.333), 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K

Alex Cora: 0-for-2