Sep 15, 2010, 5:15 PM EDT
ATLANTA — Forty-six Nationals prospects (including 2010 draft picks Bryce Harper, Sammy Solis, A.J. Cole and Robbie Ray) will participate in the Florida instructional league beginning later this week. The Nats just unveiled their instructional league roster, with players set to report tomorrow and conduct their first workout Friday. A 16-game schedule begins September 23…
Sep 15, 2010, 2:10 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Lefties John Lannan and Mike Minor face off in today's finale at Turner Field. ATLANTA — Good morning one last time from Turner Field, where we've got a quick turnaround from last night's game to today's 12:10 p.m. series finale between the Nationals and Braves. John Lannan starts…
Sep 15, 2010, 3:50 AM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Livan Hernandez earned his 10th win and clubbed his first homer in beating the Braves. ATLANTA — Pride comes in different forms for different players. For Ian Desmond, it's the desire to put a bad game behind you and come right back the next night and do something…
Sep 15, 2010, 12:13 AM EDT
ATLANTA — The Nationals will host the Braves on Opening Day 2011, according to the schedule the club just released. The Nats and Braves will meet on Thursday, March 31 as Major League Baseball moves its Opening Day up to a weekend series in an attempt to prevent the World Series from stretching into November.…
Sep 14, 2010, 10:26 PM EDT
ATLANTA — Stuck in the bullpen while the Nationals have used five other starting pitchers, Ross Detwiler may get another crack out of the rotation sometime next week. Jim Riggleman said the Nats hope to give Detwiler at least one more start before season's end, most likely sometime during a stretch of 13 games in…
Sep 14, 2010, 9:54 PM EDT
ATLANTA — After a brief-but-storied amateur career, followed by a summer away from baseball, Bryce Harper's professional career is finally about to commence. The Nationals' top draft pick will report to the club's spring training complex in Viera, Fla., this week and begin working out with Washington's instructional league squad on Friday, the first of…
Sep 14, 2010, 7:30 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Livan Hernandez is in search of his elusive 10th win tonight at Turner Field. ATLANTA — Remember when Livan Hernandez was the Nationals' best pitcher? Yeah, not so much anymore. Over his last four starts, the big guy is 1-3 with a 9.70 ERA. Opponents are hitting .364…
Sep 14, 2010, 4:25 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Ryan Zimmerman has hit the most home runs in Nationals history. ATLANTA — While sitting around waiting to see if today will finally be the day Bob Watson renders a decision on Nyjer Morgan's suspension appeal, I've been playing around on baseball-reference.com's fantastic "Play Index" feature, which lets…
Sep 14, 2010, 3:26 AM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Yunesky Maya battled back from a rough second inning but still took the loss. ATLANTA — After two big-league starts — each of them resulting in losses, each of them featuring one bad inning early — Yunesky Maya was asked if he's encouraged or discouraged by the way…
Sep 13, 2010, 10:33 PM EDT
ATLANTA — The numbers say Drew Storen is pitching extremely well, certainly for a 23-year-old rookie only 15 months removed from college. His ERA is 3.17. He’s notched three saves in four opportunities. He’s allowed only four of 27 inherited runners to score. And he hasn’t been scored upon in any of his last five…
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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- Harper, Williams and Werth on benching (VIDEO)
- Bryce Harper benched in Nats' loss to Cardinals for 'lack of hustle'
- Anthony Rendon error costs Nationals in loss to Cardinals
- Nats activate Denard Span from 7-day DL, option Steven Souza, Jr.
- Zimmermann, Nats look for two in a row vs. Cardinals