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  1. Game 43: Nats at Mets

    May 19, 2011, 2:46 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats need to win today at Citi Field to avoid a two-game sweep. NEW YORK — No rest for the weary. After enduring last night's 3-0 loss, not to mention plenty of rain, the Nationals are back at the ballpark this morning for the finale of this…

  2. LaRoche’s early struggles nothing new

    May 19, 2011, 4:17 AM EDT

    Associated Press file photo After an 0-for-4 night, Adam LaRoche is now hitting .177, worst in the NL. NEW YORK — Adam LaRoche has gone through this before. He’s gone through almost every year he’s been in the big leagues. He gets off to an incredibly slow start at the plate, then heats up over…

  3. Updates on Strasburg, Ankiel, Wang, Perez

    May 18, 2011, 10:42 PM EDT

    NEW YORK — A bunch of injury updates to pass along before tonight's game against the Mets (still scheduled to begin on-time at 7:10 p.m.)… Stephen Strasburg was in Washington yesterday for a scheduled check-up with Nationals orthopedist Wiemi Douoguih and will begin throwing off a bullpen mound "any day now," according to general manager…

  4. Game 42: Nats at Mets

    May 18, 2011, 7:38 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The rain has followed the Nationals from D.C. to Citi Field. NEW YORK — Hey, what do you know? It's raining! Haven't seen much of this lately, have we? The good news is that it appears there's a window of clearing from about 7-9 p.m., enough that they…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

Archives

NL EAST STANDINGS

W L GB
WASHINGTON 58 47 --
ATLANTA 58 50 1.5
MIAMI 53 54 6.0
NEW YORK 52 56 7.5
PHILADELPHIA 47 61 12.5
Through Wednesday's games

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
THU: Phillies at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
FRI: Phillies at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
SAT: Phillies at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
SUN: Phillies at Nats, 1:35 p.m.
MON: Orioles at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
TUE: Mets at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
WED: Mets 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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