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  1. Series preview: Nats at Pirates

    Apr 22, 2011, 1:30 PM EDT

    Friday, 7:05 p.m. — RHP Livan Hernandez (2-1, 2.88) vs. RHP Jeff Karstens (1-0, 4.50)TV: MASN2 Radio: WJFK-106.7 FM, WFED-1500 AM Saturday, 7:05 p.m. — RHP Jason Marquis (1-0, 3.26) vs. RHP Kevin Correia (3-1, 2.48)TV: MASN2 Radio: WJFK-106.7 FM, WFED-1500 AM Sunday, 1:35 p.m. — LHP John Lannan (2-1, 3.43) vs. LHP Paul Maholm (0-3,…

  2. Flores optioned, Bixler likely coming up

    Apr 21, 2011, 9:05 PM EDT

    The Nationals optioned Jesus Flores to Class AAA Syracuse following today's 5-0 loss to the Cardinals, sending the catcher back to the minors to get more at-bats. The club will promote another player before tomorrow night's game in Pittsburgh, and Syracuse infielder Brian Bixler is the likely choice. Bixler was pulled for a pinch-hitter in…

  3. Game 18: Nats at Cardinals

    Apr 21, 2011, 3:54 PM EDT

    File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats try to take this series from the Cardinals today at Busch Stadium. There's a decent amount riding on today's series finale in St. Louis. For one thing, the Nationals are trying to maintain a winning record heading into this weekend's series in Pittsburgh. For another,…

  4. Minor-league report – 4/21/11

    Apr 21, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

    The always-clever Bill Gluvna of the Nationals PR department is back again this season with his pun-tastic weekly updates on the minor leagues. Here is the latest version, presented unedited… This Week’s Top Headline WHAM, BAM, THANK YOU CAM!: Hagerstown RHP Cameron Selik has yet to allow a run in 15.0 innings (3 starts) of…

  5. Game 17: Nats at Cardinals

    Apr 20, 2011, 11:00 PM EDT

    File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Jordan Zimmermann looks to extend the Nats' winning streak to five tonight. Well, well, well. Look who is suddenly on a four-game winning streak, with a chance to sweep its second straight doubleheader this evening? Quite a turn of events in NatsTown. If the Nationals are going…

  6. Game 16: Nats at Cardinals (Take 2)

    Apr 20, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT

    File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER John Lannan gets the ball for Game 1 of today's doubleheader at Busch Stadium. OK, let's try this again. After last night's rain, hail and tornado warning in St. Louis, the Nationals and Cardinals will play two today. It's a split doubleheader, with this afternoon's opener preceding…

  7. Rainout tonight, doubleheader tomorrow

    Apr 20, 2011, 2:33 AM EDT

    After waiting out a massive storm that included tornado sirens in the area around Busch Stadium, the Cardinals finally postponed tonight’s game against the Nationals and scheduled a day-night doubleheader for tomorrow. The two teams will play the makeup game at 2:15 p.m. EDT. The nightcap will begin as originally scheduled at 8:15 EDT. John…

  8. Game 16: Nats at Cardinals

    Apr 19, 2011, 8:26 PM EDT

    File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats carry a three-game winning streak into Busch Stadium tonight. The Nationals are 3-0 since Danny Espinosa took over the leadoff spot Friday night. Coincidence, an actual sign of something or simply poor pitching by the Brewers over the weekend? Whatever the case, if it ain't…

  9. Series preview: Nats at Cardinals

    Apr 19, 2011, 1:21 PM EDT

    Tuesday, 8:15 p.m. — LHP John Lannan (1-1, 3.38) vs. RHP Jake Westbrook (1-1, 7.63)TV: MASN2 Radio: WJFK-106.7 FM, WFED-1500 AM Wednesday, 8:15 p.m. — RHP Jordan Zimmermann (1-2, 2.45) vs. LHP Jaime Garcia (2-0, 1.35)TV: MASN2 Radio: WJFK-106.7 FM Thursday, 1:45 p.m. — LHP Tom Gorzelanny (1-1, 5.68) vs. RHP Kyle Lohse (2-1, 2.82)TV:…

  10. A rookie in name only

    Apr 18, 2011, 3:36 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Rookie Danny Espinosa leads the Nationals so far with 14 RBI. Make a circle around the far end of the Nationals' home clubhouse and you'll find a chain of big-league veterans, from Matt Stairs to Adam LaRoche to Rick Ankiel to Jayson Werth to Ryan Zimmerman to Ivan Rodriguez to Alex Cora…

Archives

NL EAST STANDINGS

W L GB
WASHINGTON 55 44 --
ATLANTA 55 46 1.0
NEW YORK 48 53 8.0
MIAMI 47 52 8.5
PHILADELPHIA 43 57 12.5
Through Wednesday's games

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
THU: OFF
FRI: Nats at Reds, 7:10 p.m.
SAT: Nats at Reds, 4:05 p.m.
SUN: Nats at Reds, 1:10 p.m.
MON: Nats at Marlins, 7:10 p.m.
TUE: Nats at Marlins, 7:10 p.m.
WED: Nats at Marlins, 12:40 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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