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  1. Ankiel placed on DL

    Jun 19, 2011, 3:18 PM EDT

    Updated at 1:05 p.m. The Nationals placed outfielder Rick Ankiel on the 15-day disabled list with a strained intercostal muscle this morning, a move that cleared roster space for left-hander Tom Gorzelanny to be activated off the DL and start the series finale against the Orioles. Ankiel hadn't played since Tuesday, when he felt a…

  2. A winning streak that matters

    Jun 18, 2011, 10:25 PM EDT

    Associated Press photo Ryan Zimmerman and Michael Morse each homered in the Nationals’ 4-2 victory. Ryan Zimmerman has been a part of winning streaks with the Nationals before. He’s even experienced an eighth-game surge in the big leagues, back in August 2009. That streak, though, merely brought the Nats to within 32 games of the…

  3. Game 71: Orioles at Nats

    Jun 18, 2011, 2:53 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats look to make it eight in a row today at Nationals Park. How do you keep a winning streak going? By not tinkering with success. Jim Riggleman never intended to make his pitcher-hitting-eighth idea a permanent one. But the Nationals haven't lost since the manager used…

  4. At last, results to match performance

    Jun 18, 2011, 5:12 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Ian Desmond eludes Matt Wieters’ tag to score in the fifth inning. For weeks, Jim Riggleman would praise his Nationals for the manner in which they were playing clean baseball. Pitching well. Playing sparkling defense. The only problem: They weren’t actually winning those games, making the manager’s sentiments feel a bit hollow…

  5. Game 70: Orioles at Nats

    Jun 17, 2011, 7:39 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Battle of the Beltways resumes tonight at Nationals Park. With a win tonight — their seventh straight — the Nationals would match their longest winning streak since the final week of the 2009 season. And who better to attempt to do that against than their interleague rivals…

  6. Zim on returning from DL

    Jun 17, 2011, 7:24 PM EDT

    Ryan Zimmerman is back from the disabled list and he’s back blogging for CSNwashington.com. In his latest post, the Nationals third baseman talks about the challenge of getting back to mid-season form, the excitement of watching his Virginia baseball team reaching the College World Series and provides some info about his upcoming “Night at the…

  7. Beltway Baseball Live – 6/17/11

    Jun 17, 2011, 5:00 PM EDT

    Thanks for watching today's live edition of Beltway Baseball, and thanks for your questions. If you missed the show, here it is in its entirety. In Part 1 above, we discuss the Nats' winning streak, the impact of Ryan Zimmerman's return and the emergence of Michael Morse as an offensive force. In Part 2 below,…

  8. Series preview: Orioles at Nats

    Jun 17, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT

    Friday, 7:05 p.m. — LHP Zach Britton (6-4, 3.18) vs. RHP Jason Marquis (7-2, 3.67)TV: MASN, MASN2 Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM Saturday, 1:05 p.m. — LHP Brian Matusz (1-1, 5.11) vs. RHP Jordan Zimmermann (4-6, 3.10)TV: MASN, MASN2 Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM Sunday, 1:35 p.m. — RHP Chris Jakubauskas (1-0, 5.09) vs. LHP…

  9. Flying high

    Jun 17, 2011, 4:48 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Danny Espinosa heads for home as Bo Porter celebrates the game-winning homer. As the ball sailed off Yadier Molina’s bat and Drew Storen pursed his lips in frustration on the mound, the air suddenly was sucked out of Nationals Park. Three outs from securing their sixth straight win, the Nationals instead were…

  10. LaRoche has surgery to repair large tear

    Jun 16, 2011, 10:59 PM EDT

    Adam LaRoche had surgery this morning to repair what proved to be a sizable tear of the labrum inside his left shoulder, a procedure that will sideline the Nationals first baseman the rest of the season but should give him enough time to fully recover before spring training. Club orthopedist Wiemi Douoguih performed the surgery…

Archives

NL EAST STANDINGS

W L GB
WASHINGTON 77 56 --
ATLANTA 72 65 6.0
MIAMI 68 69 11.0
NEW YORK 64 73 14.0
PHILADELPHIA 62 74 15.5
Through Sunday's games

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
MON: Nats at Dodgers, 8:10 p.m.
TUE: Nats at Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.
WED: Nats at Dodgers, 3:10 p.m.
THU: OFF
FRI: Phillies at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
SAT: Phillies at Nats, 4:05 p.m.
SUN: Phillies at Nats, 1:35 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.

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