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  1. Rizzo: Harper won’t reach D.C. this year

    May 18, 2011, 7:23 PM EDT

    Updated at 6:10 p.m. NEW YORK — Don’t hold your breath waiting for Bryce Harper to reach the big leagues this season. According to Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo, that’s not a possibility. During both a radio appearance this afternoon and again later during a session with beat reporters, Rizzo made it clear he’s already…

  2. Series preview: Nats at Mets

    May 18, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

    Wednesday, 7:10 p.m.Nationals LHP Tom Gorzelanny (2-2, 3.40)vs. Mets RHP Dillon Gee (2-0, 4.44)TV: MASN2Radio: WJFK-106.7 FM, WFED-1500 AMThursday, 1:10 p.m.Nationals RHP Livan Hernandez (3-5, 3.92)vs. Mets RHP R.A. Dickey (1-5, 5.08)TV: MASN2Radio: WJFK-106.7 FM, WFED-1500 AM METS UPDATEAn obviously flawed New York club is trying to hang in there and has won four of…

  3. Harmon Killebrew: 1936-2011

    May 17, 2011, 9:39 PM EDT

    Harmon Killebrew, the Hall-of-Fame slugger who broke in with the Washington Senators as an 18-year-old prodigy, died today after a battle with esophageal cancer. He was 74. Though Killebrew hit 465 of his 573 career home runs with the Twins and became one of Minnesota's most-famous athletes, he was a Senator first, playing in the…

  4. Game postponed, no makeup announced

    May 17, 2011, 3:06 PM EDT

    Today's scheduled game against the Pirates has been postponed due to today's expected heavy rain. No makeup date has been announced, but Pittsburgh returns to town July 1-3. A doubleheader on Saturday, July 2 is a possibility. This is already the fourth Nationals game this season to be postponed due to rain. UPDATE AT 2:25…

  5. Game 42: Pirates at Nats

    May 17, 2011, 1:05 PM EDT

    File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats and Pirates will try to wrap up their two-game series today. Though it seems highly unlikely Mother Nature is going to cooperate, the Nationals and Pirates are holding out hope they can play baseball today. The forecast is not promising: Heavy rain and thunder all…

  6. Espinosa gets the last laugh

    May 17, 2011, 4:22 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Laynce Nix congratulates Danny Espinosa on the latter’s go-ahead homer. Danny Espinosa had been through every other emotion over the last three weeks as his batting average tumbled, from frustration to anger to uncertainty about his ability to hit a baseball. So by the seventh inning of Monday night’s game, after he…

  7. Video on Strasburg, Harper and Marquis

    May 17, 2011, 2:59 AM EDT

    It’s a little late, since this aired before tonight’s game, but here’s my live shot from Nationals Park on Comcast SportsNet with the always unpredictable Chick Hernandez. Among the topics we discuss: Stephen Strasburg’s rehab timetable, Bryce Harper’s promotion timetable, Jason Marquis’ success and the Nationals bullpen’s dominance.

  8. Game 41: Pirates at Nats

    May 16, 2011, 9:31 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The tarp is on the field right now, but they should be able to play tonight. It was just pouring here at Nationals Park a few minutes ago, canceling outdoor batting practice about 10 minutes into the proceedings. But the system seems to be moving out of the…

  9. Series preview: Pirates at Nats

    May 16, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT

    Monday, 7:05 p.m.Pirates LHP Paul Maholm (1-5, 3.60) vs.Nationals LHP John Lannan (2-4, 4.79)TV: MASN2Radio: WJFK-106.7 FM, WFED-1500 AM Tuesday, 1:05 p.m.Pirates RHP Charlie Morton (4-1, 3.13) vs.Nationals RHP Jordan Zimmermann (2-4, 4.13)TV: MASN2Radio: WJFK-106.7 FM, WFED-1500 AM PIRATES UPDATEEveryone in Pittsburgh was in a great mood this time last week, when the home club won…

  10. Contributing on the mound and at the plate

    May 15, 2011, 11:17 PM EDT

    There aren’t many better feelings for a big-league pitcher than taking the mound in the second inning with a 6-run lead. “Oh, it’s definitely nice,” Jason Marquis said. “You can attack the strike zone a little bit more comfortably. I didn’t feel my best today with my rhythm and my delivery. So it allowed me…

Archives

NL EAST STANDINGS

W L GB
WASHINGTON 55 44 --
ATLANTA 55 47 1.5
MIAMI 48 52 8.0
NEW YORK 48 54 8.5
PHILADELPHIA 44 58 12.5
Through Thursday's games

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
FRI: Nats at Reds, 7:10 p.m.
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.
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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