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  1. Strasburg back to Hagerstown Monday

    Aug 18, 2011, 9:48 PM EDT

    Stephen Strasburg will return to Hagerstown for yet another rehab start Monday night, Nationals manager Davey Johnson said today. This will be Strasburg’s fourth minor-league start on his road back from Tommy John surgery, his third for the low-Class A Suns. He made his 2011 debut in Hagerstown on August 7, allowing one run over…

  2. Game 122: Reds at Nats

    Aug 18, 2011, 7:20 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER It's the rubber game of the series against the Reds tonight at Nationals Park. Davey Johnson tried out a new-look lineup last night, with Ian Desmond hitting leadoff for the first time since mid-April. That new look didn't exactly produce a whole lot — aside from Ryan Zimmerman's…

  3. Thoughts on Detwiler, Burnett, Strasburg

    Aug 18, 2011, 2:14 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Ross Detwiler allowed one run and struck out seven over six strong innings. Catching up on a few things after a busy Wednesday in NatsTown… – Last night's 2-1 loss to the Reds had to be frustrating on a number of levels, not the least of which was the fact the Nationals…

  4. Strasburg roughed up in Hagerstown

    Aug 18, 2011, 12:27 AM EDT

    Updated at 10:58 p.m. HAGERSTOWN — Stephen Strasburg has known all along his return from Tommy John surgery wouldn’t be without any bumps in the road, despite what all evidence to this point suggested. So when it actually happened Wednesday night while wearing a Hagerstown Suns uniform, Strasburg wasn’t so much upset as he was…

  5. Game 121: Reds at Nats

    Aug 17, 2011, 9:00 PM EDT

    File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Ross Detwiler faces Johnny Cueto tonight at Nationals Park. Way back when this season began, Ian Desmond was the Nationals' leadoff hitter. Wow, does that seem like a long time ago, or what? By April 15, the shortstop had been dropped in the order, and he's spent…

  6. Class A: Lexington at Hagerstown

    Aug 17, 2011, 8:00 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Strasburg returns to Hagerstown tonight for his latest rehab start. HAGERSTOWN — Hello from historic Municipal Stadium in Hagerstown, where tonight the low-Class A Suns host the Lexington Legends in the finale of a three-game South Atlantic League series. Most notable, of course, is the name of…

  7. Beltway Baseball Live – 8/17/11

    Aug 17, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT

    In the latest edition of Beltway Baseball, Chase Hughes and I discussed this week's draft signing deadline, Stephen Strasburg's impending return from Tommy John surgery and Danny Espinosa's second-half slump. We also answered your questions on Michael Morse, Rick Ankiel and Chien-Ming Wang. The show aired live at 1 p.m., but if you missed it,…

  8. Setting up for a strong finish

    Aug 17, 2011, 3:47 AM EDT

    Associated Press photo Ryan Zimmerman and Michael Morse scored four of the Nationals’ six runs. The Nationals played their 120th game of the season Tuesday night, reaching the three-quarter pole of 2011 perhaps quicker than most realized. There are only 42 games left to play, but these will not be 42 games of insignificance. With…

  9. Game 120: Reds at Nats

    Aug 16, 2011, 7:34 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Chien-Ming Wang faces Mike Leake tonight at Nationals Park. After an unexpected two-day layoff thanks to Sunday's rainout in Philadelphia and yesterday's off-day in D.C., the Nationals are back in action tonight, opening a 10-game homestand. First up: The Reds, the only NL opponent the Nats have yet…

  10. Series preview: Reds at Nats

    Aug 16, 2011, 3:56 PM EDT

    Tuesday, 7:05 p.m. — RHP Mike Leake (10-7, 3.84) vs. RHP Chien-Ming Wang (1-2, 3.60)TV: MASN Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, XM 183 Wednesday, 7:05 p.m. — RHP Johnny Cueto (8-5, 1.94) vs. LHP Ross Detwiler (1-2, 3.20)TV: MASN Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, XM 187 Thursday, 7:05 p.m. — RHP Bronson Arroyo (7-9, 5.31)…

Archives

NL EAST STANDINGS

W L GB
x-WASHINGTON 91 64 --
ATLANTA 76 79 15.0
NEW YORK 76 80 15.5
MIAMI 74 81 17.0
PHILADELPHIA 71 85 20.5
x-Clinched NL East title
Through Sunday's games

NL PLAYOFFS STANDINGS

W L GB WCGB
x-WASHINGTON (4) 91 64 --
y-LOS ANGELES 89 67 2.5
y-ST. LOUIS 87 68 4.0
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SAN FRANCISCO 84 71 7.0 --
PITTSBURGH 84 71 7.0 --
MILWAUKEE 80 76 11.5 4.5
x-Clinched division title
y-Clinched playoff berth
Through Sunday's early games

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
MON: OFF
TUE: Mets at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
WED: Mets at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
THU: Mets at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
FRI: Marlins at Nats (DH), 1:05 p.m., 7:05 p.m.
SAT: Marlins at Nats, 4:05 p.m.
SUN: Marlins at Nats, 1:35 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.

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