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Official Starters and Line-Up Cards for Today’s Game

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GAME 3: 4/10/11 (1:10 PM)
Chris R. Young (2011: 1-0, 1.69 ERA, 1.68 WHIP): Despite only pitching 96 innings between 2009 and 2010 due to injuries, Chris R. Young’s promising 0.90 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, 2 Wins, and 1.36 K/BB ratio in 20 IP (4 starts) towards the end of ’10 was enough for the Mets to take a chance on the former Princeton graduate. Young made his debut against Cole Hamels and the Phillies, and looked particularly sharp through the first four innings, but was obviously winded by the fifth. He managed to record the win while pitching 5.3 innings, giving up 5 hits, just 1 earned-run, 4 walks, and striking out 7 batters. Young also showed off with the bat, going 3-3 with a RBI and run scored. Young main goal in 2011 is obviously stamina, but his first start was promising to say at least. (Careers vs. Nationals: .207/.284/.359 line with a 3-1 record, 2.42 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and 2.67 K/BB ratio)

Jason Marquis (2011: 0-0, 2.84 ERA, 0.94 WHIP): Jason Marquis, who grew up in Manhasset, NY, only started 3 games in 2010 before finding out he had bone chips in his right pitching elbow. Marquis came back in August, but pitched an overall 6.60 ERA, 1.70 WHIP, and 1.29 K/BB ratio. Despite the lackluster 2010, Marquis looked anew against his former team, the Braves, hurling 6.3 innings, surrendering 6 hits, 2 earned-runs, zero walks, and striking out 2 batters. The Nationals are praying the righty will make due on the two-year, $15 million contract they handed him before the 2010 season. (Career vs. Mets: .291/.362/.434 line with a 6-7 record, 4.65 ERA, 1.52 WHIP, and 1.22 K/BB ratio)