Oct 11, 2010, 10:30 PM EDT
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Derek Lowe faces Madison Bumgarner and tries to keep the Braves' season alive. Let's answer everyone's biggest question first: No, Brooks Conrad is not in the Braves' lineup tonight. And really, after last night's three-error performance, how could Bobby Cox put Conrad back out there? So Omar…
Oct 11, 2010, 2:30 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats hope Ryan Zimmerman has more defensive help in 2011. Saw "The Social Network" over the weekend, and I thought it was very well done. Though I have to say there were several inaccuracies in the story. I didn't go to Harvard. I've never been sued by…
Oct 10, 2010, 11:30 PM EDT
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Great American Ball Park hosts its first-ever postseason game tonight. The postseason hasn't been in Cincinnati since 1995, back when the Reds still played at Riverfront Stadium, Barry Larkin was the starting shortstop and Jim Bowden was the GM. Yeah, it's been a while. And the return…
Oct 10, 2010, 8:00 PM EDT
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Giants and Braves resume their NLDS today at Turner Field. This is the only of the four Division Series that was tied after two games, and thus the only series that can't end in Game 3. So today's game at Turner Field isn't about wrapping up…
Oct 10, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT
Photo courtesy Texas Rangers The Rays try to keep their season going today at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. There may have not been a more mysterious team in baseball this season than the Tampa Bay Rays, who wound up with the American League's best record but at times looked as weak as any club in…
Oct 10, 2010, 12:00 AM EDT
Photo courtesy New York Yankees The Twins must win or be eliminated tonight at Yankee Stadium. All that worry about the Yankees' thin rotation and the problem of having to start all three starters on short rest? It can be a moot point if the Bronx Bombers can finish off the Twins tonight and sweep…
Oct 9, 2010, 5:00 PM EDT
Photo courtesy Texas Rangers The Rangers look to sweep the series today at The Ballpark in Arlington. I'm not sure even the most ardent of Texas Rangers supporters could have seen this one coming: Their team has a chance to sweep the Tampa Bay Rays with a win today in Game 3 of their American…
Oct 9, 2010, 1:00 AM EDT
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Tommy Hanson faces Matt Cain in Game 2 at AT&T Park. Just how dominant was Tim Lincecum last night? Well, his 14 strikeouts were the third most in postseason history, surpassed only by Bob Gibson's 17 strikeouts in Game 1 of the 1968 World Series and Roger…
Oct 8, 2010, 9:30 PM EDT
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER After getting no-hit in Game 1, the Reds try to bounce back tonight at Citizens Bank Park. How do you recover from getting no-hit in the playoffs? It's not like we have a large sample of previous instances to base our predictions on. Until Roy Halladay no-hit…
Oct 8, 2010, 3:02 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Danny Espinosa hadn't played above Class A this time last year. At the conclusion of any baseball season, it's common to want to look forward, to figure out how a club's roster might change between now and spring training. And obviously that's a worthy endeavor. You want to…
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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.
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- Nationals grind their way to walk-off victory
- Former Nats catcher Chris Snyder retires from MLB
- Bryce Harper's 'nothing but hustle' Nats magazine (PHOTO)
- Espinosa making most of his playing opportunity
- Strasburg, Nats hope to turn page vs. Cardinals
- Harper, Williams and Werth on benching (VIDEO)
- Bryce Harper benched in Nats' loss to Cardinals for 'lack of hustle'
- Anthony Rendon error costs Nationals in loss to Cardinals
- Nats activate Denard Span from 7-day DL, option Steven Souza, Jr.
- Zimmermann, Nats look for two in a row vs. Cardinals