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  1. Game 46: Nats at Orioles

    May 22, 2011, 3:12 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER It's the rubber game of the Battle of the Beltways today at Camden Yards. BALTIMORE — Interleague play allows for a bit of lineup tinkering, and Jim Riggleman is trying something a little different for today's series finale against the Orioles: Both of his catchers are starting. Ivan…

  2. Nats come up short in two key spots

    May 22, 2011, 12:38 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Adam Jones slides in ahead of Wilson Ramos’ tag during the Nats’ 8-3 loss. BALTIMORE — Most ballgames — even lopsided ones like the Nationals’ 8-3 loss to the Orioles on Saturday — are decided by a handful of key moments over the course of nine innings. Sure enough, the outcome of…

  3. Game 45: Nats at Orioles

    May 21, 2011, 4:49 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats try to make it two in a row today at Camden Yards. BALTIMORE — What do you do one day after scoring a club record 17 runs? Don't make any changes! Indeed, the Nationals lineup for this afternoon's game against the Orioles is identical to last…

  4. A reader’s message from Afghanistan

    May 21, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT

    Photo courtesy Lucas Tomlinson You may recall the great 24-hour disappearance of Nats Insider last week due to a crash of Google's Blogger platform. Many of you were kind enough to email and ask whether the site was OK and when it would be back up online, and I appreciated all of those messages. But…

  5. Igniting a much-needed explosion

    May 21, 2011, 4:33 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Danny Espinosa rounds the bases after his second-inning homer. BALTIMORE — It began, as so many offensive explosions do, with one fantastic at-bat. When Danny Espinosa battled his way through a 10-pitch marathon against Jake Arrieta in the top of the second Friday night, fouling off five straight pitches before crushing a…

  6. Rizzo on umpires incident

    May 20, 2011, 10:46 PM EDT

    BALTIMORE — Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo says he called Major League Baseball executive vice president for baseball operations Joe Torre “immediately” after his incident with umpires following Thursday’s loss in New York and insisted that incident had “absolutely nothing to do” with Phil Cuzzi’s ninth-inning blown call. Torre received a formal report filed by…

  7. Game 44: Nats at Orioles

    May 20, 2011, 7:12 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The first installment of the Battle of the Beltways begins tonight at Camden Yards. BALTIMORE — It's been four days since the Nationals last scored a run. Yes, four days. Not since Danny Espinosa belted a two-run homer against the Pirates in the eighth inning Monday night has…

  8. Series preview: Nats at Orioles

    May 20, 2011, 1:09 PM EDT

    Friday, 7:05 p.m. — RHP Jason Marquis (5-1, 3.54) vs. RHP Jake Arrieta (5-1, 4.03)TV: MASN2* Radio: WJFK-106.7 FM, WFED-1500 AMSaturday, 4:05 p.m. — LHP John Lannan (2-4, 4.53) vs. RHP Jeremy Guthrie (1-6, 3.91)TV: MASN2* Radio: WJFK-106.7 FM, WFED-1500 AM Sunday, 1:35 p.m. — RHP Jordan Zimmermann (2-4, 4.12) vs. RHP Chris Tillman (2-3,…

  9. MLB investigating ump incident with Rizzo

    May 20, 2011, 2:13 AM EDT

    NEW YORK — Major League Baseball will review a report filed by umpire Phil Cuzzi alleging a verbal altercation with Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo following Thursday's game at Citi Field. An MLB spokesman confirmed newly hired vice president of on-field operations Joe Torre will review the report filed by Cuzzi. The New York Daily…

  10. After another shutout, frustration peaking

    May 19, 2011, 10:44 PM EDT

    Associated Press photo Jim Riggleman argues with umpire Phil Cuzzi after a crucial missed call. NEW YORK — Inside an otherwise silent clubhouse a few minutes after Thursday’s 1-0 loss to the Mets — as agonizing a loss as the Nationals have suffered this season — one veteran player yelled out what plenty of his…

Archives

NL EAST STANDINGS

W L GB
WASHINGTON 56 44 --
ATLANTA 55 48 2.5
MIAMI 49 53 8.0
NEW YORK 49 54 8.5
PHILADELPHIA 45 58 12.5
Through Friday's games

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
SAT: Nats at Reds, 4:05 p.m.
SUN: Nats at Reds, 1:10 p.m.
MON: Nats at Marlins, 7:10 p.m.
TUE: Nats at Marlins, 7:10 p.m.
WED: Nats at Marlins, 12:40 p.m.
THU: Phillies at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
FRI: Phillies at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
Full season schedule

Mark joins Rob Carlin and Joe Orsulak every Thursday at 4 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet for a half-hour show on the Nats, Orioles and rest of MLB. Re-airs Thursdays at 11:30 p.m., Saturdays at 9 a.m. and Sundays at 11:30 a.m.

ON THE RADIO

As ESPN-980 AM's Nats Insider, Mark makes daily appearances on the station's various shows. Here's the 2014 schedule (subject to change)...

MON: 12:45 p.m.
TUE: 2:30 p.m.
WED: 4:30 p.m.
THU: 2:30 p.m.
FRI: 1:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
SAT: 10:30 a.m.

*All times Eastern. You can also listen to the station on 94.3 FM, 92.7 FM and online at ESPN980.com. Click here for past audio clips.

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