Aug 6, 2010, 3:47 AM EDT
Updated at 1:47 a.m. PHOENIX — The Nationals have placed Nyjer Morgan on the 15-day disabled list with right hip inflammation despite the outfielder's insistence he can continue to play and intend to purchase the contract of veteran outfielder Kevin Mench to take his roster spot. Morgan, who was out of the Nats' lineup for…
Aug 5, 2010, 11:42 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Jason Marquis returns to the mound Sunday for the first time since April 18. Updated at 8:08 p.m. PHOENIX — Jason Marquis will come off the disabled list to start Sunday against the Dodgers, the veteran's first appearance since three early-season disastrous starts that resulted in him undergoing…
Aug 5, 2010, 9:47 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats close out this series at Chase Field; don't worry, the roof will be closed. PHOENIX — Hello one final time from Chase Field, where the Nationals and Diamondbacks wrap up their four-game series tonight. It's hotter today than it was any of the previous three days…
Aug 5, 2010, 8:24 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Strasburg faces Justin Maxwell in a simulated game this afternoon. Read the full Strasburg story on CSNwashington.com. PHOENIX — Stephen Strasburg is about to start pitching a simulated game at Chase Field. Nice of the Diamondbacks to leave the roof open. The current temperature: 106 degrees. Three…
Aug 5, 2010, 6:35 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nationals' lease at Space Coast Stadium runs through 2017. PHOENIX — When the Lerner family bought the Nationals in 2006, it inherited the franchise's lease with Brevard County (Fla.), which required the club to hold spring training at Space Coast Stadium in Viera through 2017 or else…
Aug 5, 2010, 6:32 AM EDT
Photo by David Zuckerman / Special to Nats Insider Adam Dunn belts the second of his two home runs in the Nats' victory. PHOENIX — For just about any ballplayer, the events Adam Dunn faced over the last week would be enough to drive you senile. At the very least, the constant barrage of trade…
Aug 5, 2010, 12:32 AM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Nyjer Morgan slams into the fence after catching Chris Young’s drive last night. PHOENIX — Nyjer Morgan was scratched from the Nationals’ lineup tonight due to a lingering right hip injury that required an MRI earlier in the day. Morgan was still awaiting results of the MRI before…
Aug 4, 2010, 10:12 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nationals reach the two-thirds mark of the season tonight at Chase Field. Lineup change below PHOENIX — Game 3 of this four-game series in the desert features a couple of starting pitchers who have virtually no experience against their opposing lineups. Ian Kennedy — a former Yankees…
Aug 4, 2010, 5:08 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Craig Stammen starts tonight, but what happens after that? PHOENIX — Yesterday's affirmation by the Nationals that Stephen Strasburg — barring any setbacks — is scheduled to return from the disabled list Tuesday is good news for everybody who works or roots for the Nationals. Well, everybody not…
Aug 4, 2010, 5:45 AM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Scott Olsen was done in by a three-batter stretch in the fourth inning tonight. PHOENIX — There really wasn't one reason the Nationals lost tonight's game, 6-1, to the Diamondbacks. It wasn't one player's fault. The game didn't turn entirely on one pitch. There was no one defining…
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.
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- Gonzalez faces Astros under the lights in Viera
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