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  1. Game postponed, makeup Thursday

    Aug 9, 2011, 12:39 AM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The tarp at Wrigley Field was unrolled at 4 p.m. and stayed there all evening. Updated at 9:30 p.m. CHICAGO — Steady rain showers throughout the late afternoon and the threat of more to come forced the postponement of Monday’s game between the Nationals and Cubs. It will…

  2. Game 115: Nats at Cubs

    Aug 8, 2011, 8:09 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats open a three-game series against the Cubs tonight at Wrigley Field. CHICAGO — Hello from the one and only Friendly Confines, still a great place to watch a ballgame all these years after it opened. It's a bit of a warm, muggy day on the North…

  3. Series preview: Nats at Cubs

    Aug 8, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT

    Monday, 8:05 p.m. — RHP Chien-Ming Wang (0-2, 6.00) vs. RHP Matt Garza (5-8, 3.78)TV: MASN Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, XM 187 Tuesday, 8:05 p.m. — LHP Ross Detwiler (1-1, 2.66) vs. RHP Rodrigo Lopez (2-3, 5.17)TV: MASN Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, XM 187 Wednesday, 8:05 p.m. — RHP Jordan Zimmermann (7-9, 3.12)…

  4. 11 months later, Strasburg still has "it"

    Aug 8, 2011, 3:38 AM EDT

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. — In his first minor-league rehab appearance since undergoing Tommy John surgery last September, Stephen Strasburg didn’t wait long to make a statement. His first two pitches touched 96 mph, his third 98, and after 31 throws in Hagerstown it was clear the pitcher who once captivated the entire sports world still has…

  5. Game 114: Nats at Rockies

    Aug 7, 2011, 2:47 PM EDT

    US Presswire file photo The Nationals try to salvage a series split today at Coors Field. After getting torched for 15 runs last night, oh how the Nationals could use a quality performance from their pitching staff in today's series finale against the Rockies. Fortunately for them, John Lannan is on the hill this afternoon.…

  6. Game 113: Nats at Rockies

    Aug 6, 2011, 7:00 PM EDT

    US Presswire file photo The Nationals look to make it two in a row at Coors Field tonight. Last night's game was less notable for the final score (Nationals 5, Rockies 3) than it was for the scary scene in the top of the second that saw Colorado right-hander Juan Nicasio plummet to the ground…

  7. Game 112: Nats at Rockies

    Aug 5, 2011, 9:33 PM EDT

    US Presswire file photo Jordan Zimmermann faces Juan Nicasio tonight at Coors Field. That red-hot Nationals lineup, so productive during the last week at home, went ice-cold in the thin Denver air last night. Go figure. They'll give it another shot tonight in Game 2 of this four-game series against the Rockies, with the same…

  8. Why Strasburg in September makes sense

    Aug 5, 2011, 2:28 PM EDT

    US Presswire file photo Stephen Strasburg has packed his bags and is leaving Viera. It's been nearly one year since Stephen Strasburg last threw a pitch in the major leagues, that fateful, 91-mph changeup to Domonic Brown in Philadelphia in which the ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow snapped and derailed perhaps the most-hyped rookie…

  9. Game 111: Nats at Rockies

    Aug 4, 2011, 9:15 PM EDT

    US Presswire file photo Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies. Though they lost yesterday's series finale to the Braves, the Nationals played much better baseball over the second half of their homestand (once the trade deadline passed) than they did over the first half. Now, they begin their final three-city road trip of the…

  10. Series preview: Nats at Rockies

    Aug 4, 2011, 2:34 PM EDT

    Thursday, 8:40 p.m. — LHP Ross Detwiler (1-0, 2.35) vs. RHP Esmil Rogers (4-1, 7.31)TV: MASN2 Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, XM 189 Friday, 8:40 p.m. — RHP Jordan Zimmermann (6-9, 3.12) vs. RHP Juan Nicasio (4-3, 3.95)TV: MASN2 Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, XM 185 Saturday, 8:10 p.m. — RHP Livan Hernandez (6-10, 4.08)…



x-WASHINGTON 90 64 --
ATLANTA 76 78 14.0
NEW YORK 75 80 15.5
MIAMI 74 80 16.0
x-Clinched NL East title
Through Saturday's games


x-WASHINGTON (5) 90 64 --
y-LOS ANGELES 88 67 2.5
ST. LOUIS 87 68 3.5
SAN FRANCISCO 84 70 6.0 +1.0
PITTSBURGH 83 71 7.0 --
MILWAUKEE 80 75 10.5 3.5
x-Clinched division title
y-Clinched playoff berth
Through Saturday's games

SUN: Nats at Marlins, 1:10 p.m.
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.
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.


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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