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  1. Holding their own against the Braves

    Aug 2, 2011, 4:19 AM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Rick Ankiel homered twice to pace the Nationals’ lineup Monday night. It’s a long way from the basement to the penthouse of the NL East, which may very well be baseball’s toughest division. Sure, the AL East has the Yankees, Red Sox and Rays. But the Phillies and…

  2. Strasburg likely to begin rehab next week

    Aug 1, 2011, 9:37 PM EDT

    Stephen Strasburg is likely to begin a rehab assignment with one of the Nationals’ minor-league affiliates early next week, marking the right-hander’s first appearance in a competitive game since he underwent Tommy John surgery less than one year ago. Though team officials haven’t finalized a schedule yet, manager Davey Johnson suggested Strasburg “might get a…

  3. Game 108: Braves at Nats

    Aug 1, 2011, 7:45 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Livan Hernandez faces Jair Jurrjens tonight at Nationals Park. With yesterday's drama (both on the field and in the GM's office) behind them, the Nationals get back to simple baseball business tonight, hosting the Braves (who, by the way, lost the 10,000th game in their franchise's illustrious history…

  4. Stairs released, Bryan Harper signs

    Aug 1, 2011, 7:10 PM EDT

    Two items of note this afternoon before lineups are posted for the series opener against the Braves… Matt Stairs was granted his unconditional release today, officially ending his playing tenure with the Nationals. The 43-year-old had been designated for assignment Wednesday to clear roster space for recently acquired outfielder Jonny Gomes. Any other club could…

  5. Series preview: Braves at Nats

    Aug 1, 2011, 2:07 PM EDT

    Monday, 7:05 p.m. — RHP Jair Jurrjens (12-3, 2.38) vs. RHP Livan Hernandez (5-10, 4.19)TV: MASN Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM Tuesday, 7:05 p.m. — RHP Derek Lowe (6-9, 4.52) vs. LHP John Lannan (7-7, 3.63)TV: MASN Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM Wednesday, 1:05 p.m. — RHP Brandon Beachy (4-2, 3.27) vs. RHP Chien-Ming Wang…

  6. A much-needed win

    Aug 1, 2011, 2:00 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Rick Ankiel is congratulated after scoring the winning run. After losing five straight series dating back to before the All-Star break, the Nationals finally broke through in a 3-2 win against the New York Mets on Sunday afternoon. Washington took the win and the series on an Ian Desmond walk-off single that…

  7. Storen stays as deadline passes

    Jul 31, 2011, 8:04 PM EDT

    Updated at 6:40 p.m. Mike Rizzo insisted all along it would be “very difficult” to trade Drew Storen, unless the Nationals received an overwhelming return for the 23-year-old closer. The Nationals general manager stayed true to his word as the clock ticked down to Sunday’s 4 p.m. trade deadline, refusing to pull off a blockbuster…

  8. Game 107: Mets at Nats

    Jul 31, 2011, 4:51 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Jordan Zimmermann faces Jon Niese in today's series finale at Nationals Park. As the drama of the trade deadline plays out in the general manager's office, the Nationals take the field this afternoon to face the Mets in the rubber game of this weekend series. Last night's 3-0…

  9. Trade deadline day [updated]

    Jul 31, 2011, 2:30 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo The Nationals got to celebrate after snapping a six-game losing streak. July 31 has arrived, and it promises to be a furious countdown to the 4 p.m. trade deadline. Though the Nationals have already pulled off three trades this week — acquiring Jonny Gomes and dealing away Jason Marquis and Jerry Hairston…

  10. An enjoyable win before an anxious Sunday

    Jul 31, 2011, 4:26 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo The Nationals got to celebrate after snapping a six-game losing streak. They spent all of Saturday trading away veterans and wondering who else might get dealt before Sunday’s 4 p.m. deadline, then went out and played their best ballgame in a week to snap a six-game losing streak. The Nationals’ 3-0 victory…



x-WASHINGTON 91 64 --
ATLANTA 76 80 15.5
NEW YORK 76 80 15.5
MIAMI 74 81 17.0
x-Clinched NL East title
Through Monday's games


x-WASHINGTON (3) 91 64 --
y-LOS ANGELES 89 68 3.0
y-ST. LOUIS 88 69 4.0
MILWAUKEE 80 76 5.0
x-Clinched division title
y-Clinched playoff berth
Through Monday's games

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.
SUN: Marlins at Nats, 1:35 p.m.
(End of regular season)
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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