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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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,…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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)…

  7. The Nats’ "big night"

    Aug 16, 2011, 4:16 AM EDT

    Updated at 2:12 a.m. From the moment they assumed control of the Nationals organization in the summer of 2006, the Lerner family insisted they would be as committed as any other club in baseball to building a winning franchise through the draft, scouting and player development. They had taken plenty of steps along the way…

  8. 4th round pick Turnbull signs

    Aug 16, 2011, 1:41 AM EDT

    As the clock ticks toward midnight, the Nationals have completed the first of what should be several down-to-the-wire draft pick signings. Left-hander Kylin Turnbull, the organization's fourth-round pick in June, has agreed to a deal that includes a $325,000 signing bonus, according to Jim Callis of Baseball America. That's about $100,000 over the MLB-recommended "slot"…

  9. Strasburg in Hagerstown Wednesday

    Aug 16, 2011, 12:09 AM EDT

    Stephen Strasburg, as expected, will make his next rehab start Wednesday night at low-Class A Hagerstown, returning to the site of his first outing 10 days prior. The Suns made the official announcement on their website: Strasburg will face the Lexington Legends at 7:05 p.m. The right-hander is expected to pitch four innings or about…

  10. Deadline day for draft picks to sign

    Aug 15, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

    US Presswire file photo Anthony Rendon has until midnight to sign with the Nationals. It's August 15, and that can mean only one thing: The deadline for all picks from this summer's draft to sign has arrived. All teams have until midnight to lock up their draft choices or else lose the rights to them,…

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NLDS: NATIONALS VS. GIANTS

FRI: Game 1 at Washington, 3:07 p.m. (FS1)
SAT: Game 2 at Washington, 5:37 p.m. (FS1)
MON: Game 3 at San Francisco, TBA (MLBN)
TUE: Game 4 at San Francisco, TBA (FS1)*
THU: Game 5 at Washington, TBA (FS1)*
*if necessary

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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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