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  1. "We needed that"

    May 28, 2011, 4:44 AM EDT

    Associated Press photo Michael Morse is mobbed at the plate after hitting the game-winning homer. At the end of a long night — after John Lannan had tossed 7 2/3 brilliant innings, after Drew Storen had blown his first save of the year, after a massive storm had disrupted the fourth inning, after Jerry Hairston…

  2. Gorzelanny to DL with elbow injury

    May 28, 2011, 3:13 AM EDT

    The Nationals placed left-hander Tom Gorzelanny on the 15-day disabled list following tonight's win with inflammation in his throwing elbow, leaving the club searching for someone to start Sunday's series finale against the Padres. The move is retroactive to Tuesday, the day after Gorzelanny allowed six runs in five innings against the Brewers. The 28-year-old…

  3. LaRoche still hopes to play in ’11

    May 28, 2011, 12:01 AM EDT

    Though he acknowledges he will need surgery to repair a significant tear of the labrum in his left shoulder, Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche remains hopeful he can come back to play in the next month and avoid the procedure until after the season. LaRoche, who went on the 15-day disabled list Monday after getting…

  4. Riggleman meets with Werth

    May 27, 2011, 10:52 PM EDT

    Updated at 11:30 p.m. with Werth’s postgame quotes Nationals manager Jim Riggleman met with Jayson Werth Friday afternoon, trying to get some clarity about what his right fielder meant two days earlier when he said “things need to change” with this struggling club. According to Riggleman, the meeting produced a “very good conversation” during which…

  5. Game 50: Padres at Nats

    May 27, 2011, 7:38 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER After a dismal road trip, the Nationals return home tonight to face the Padres. There's no sugar-coating this: The Nationals are reeling right now. They've lost five in a row, having just dropped seven of eight on the road. Their $126 million right fielder made some cryptic comments…

  6. Series preview: Padres at Nats

    May 27, 2011, 2:08 PM EDT

    Friday, 7:05 p.m. — LHP Clayton Richard (2-5, 4.85) vs. LHP John Lannan (2-5, 5.03)TV: MASN Radio: WJFK-106.7 FM, WFED-1500 AMSaturday, 1:05 p.m. — RHP Tim Stauffer (0-3, 3.88) vs. RHP Jordan Zimmermann (2-5, 3.98)TV: MASN Radio: WJFK-106.7 FM, WFED-1500 AM Sunday, 1:35 p.m. — RHP Dustin Moseley (1-6, 3.55) vs. LHP Tom Gorzelanny (2-4,…

  7. Beltway Baseball Live – 5/26/11

    May 26, 2011, 5:30 PM EDT

    Thanks for watching today’s live edition of Beltway Baseball at 2 p.m. If you missed the show, you’re in luck — here’s the full episode for you viewing pleasure.

  8. The good, the bad, the ugly

    May 26, 2011, 2:40 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Ian Desmond has committed just one error in his last 24 games. It's an off-day for the Nationals, and it comes at a good time for a club stuck in a five-game losing streak at the end of a dismal, 1-7 road trip through New York, Baltimore and Milwaukee. Perhaps the best…

  9. Game 49: Nats at Brewers

    May 25, 2011, 3:27 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo The Nats need to win today to avoid a sweep at Miller Park. After a blowout loss Monday night and a gut-wrenching loss last night, the Nationals are right back on the field at Miller Park this afternoon for their series finale with the Brewers. Milwaukee sends newly acquired ace Zack Greinke…

  10. Game 48: Nats at Brewers

    May 24, 2011, 8:50 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo The Nats and Brewers meet again tonight at Miller Park. As expected, the Nationals have activated Rick Ankiel off the DL this afternoon. The outfielder, who missed 19 days with a sprained wrist, will be in uniform at Miller Park and available to play. He won't, however, be in the Nats' lineup.…

Archives

NL EAST STANDINGS

W L GB
WASHINGTON 71 53 --
ATLANTA 66 60 6.0
MIAMI 63 62 8.5
NEW YORK 59 67 13.0
PHILADELPHIA 55 71 17.0
Through Tuesday's early games

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
WED: Diamondbacks at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
THU: Diamondbacks at Nats, 4:05 p.m.
FRI: Giants at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
SAT: Giants at Nats, 4:05 p.m.
SUN: Giants at Nats, 1:35 p.m.
MON: Nats at Phillies, 7:05 p.m.
TUE: Nats at Phillies, 7:05 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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