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  1. Video of Harper’s Hagerstown debut

    Apr 16, 2011, 3:51 PM EDT

    In his home debut at low-Class A Hagerstown last night, Bryce Harper went 0-for-3 with a walk. The 18-year-old outfielder is hitting just .226 in his first nine games, and he’s learning what it takes to survive the daily grind of the minor leagues. Here’s video from CSNwashington.com of Harper’s performance last night, with footage…

  2. Game postponed, doubleheader tomorrow

    Apr 16, 2011, 2:45 PM EDT

    Today’s game has been postponed due to rain. The Nationals and Brewers will play a true doubleheader tomorrow, beginning at 1:35 p.m. Fans holding tickets to tomorrow’s game will be admitted to both games of the doubleheader. Fans holding tickets to today’s postponed game can exchange them for seats of equal value at either tomorrow’s…

  3. Harper learning the ropes in Hagerstown

    Apr 16, 2011, 3:27 AM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Bryce Harper went 0-for-3 with a walk tonight in his home debut at Hagerstown. HAGERSTOWN, Md. — They’ve been playing baseball here at Municipal Stadium for 81 years, and they’ve seen their fair share of phenoms storm through town. Shoot, Willie Mays played his first professional game right…

  4. Lakewood at Hagerstown

    Apr 15, 2011, 9:56 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Bryce Harper makes his debut at historic Municipal Stadium tonight. HAGERSTOWN — Good evening from Municipal Stadium, home of the Hagerstown Suns since 1930. Yep, 1930. This is the third-oldest existing ballpark in the minor leagues. And let me tell you, it is a rustic facility to say…

  5. Game 13: Brewers at Nats

    Apr 15, 2011, 7:31 PM EDT

    File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats host Nyjer Morgan, Wil Nieves and the Brewers tonight at Nationals Park. There's a former National in the Brewers' starting lineup tonight, but it's probably not the one you expected. With left-hander Tom Gorzelanny pitching for the Nats, Nyjer Morgan is on the bench, but…

  6. Series preview: Brewers at Nats

    Apr 15, 2011, 2:37 PM EDT

    Friday, 7:05 p.m. — LHP Chris Narveson (1-0, 0.00) vs. LHP Tom Gorzelanny (0-1, 8.44)TV: MASN Radio: WJFK-106.7 FM, WFED-1500 AM Saturday, 1:05 p.m. — RHP Yovani Gallardo (1-0, 2.70) vs. RHP Jason Marquis (0-0, 3.65)TV: MASN Radio: WJFK-106.7 FM, WFED-1500 AM Sunday, 1:35 p.m. — RHP Marco Estrada (1-0, 5.14) vs. RHP Livan Hernandez…

  7. Zimmermann dazzles, but Lee wins

    Apr 15, 2011, 3:35 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Cliff Lee carved up the Nationals during a 12-strikeout, complete-game victory. It’s entirely possible the Nationals won’t get a better pitching performance all season than they got Thursday night from Jordan Zimmermann, who carried a perfect game against the Phillies into the sixth and wound up allowing one earned run without issuing…

  8. Game 12: Phillies at Nats

    Apr 14, 2011, 7:27 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Jordan Zimmermann faces Cliff Lee tonight in the rubber game of this series. For all the hand-wringing over the ninth inning of last night's game, the Nationals have a chance today to do something they haven't done for a little while: take a series from the Phillies. The…

  9. Time for Zimmermann to shine

    Apr 14, 2011, 2:24 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Jordan Zimmermann faces a stiff challenge tonight against Cliff Lee and the Phillies. If the Nationals are ever going to "close the gap" (as Jim Riggleman has been saying recently) on the Phillies in the NL East, they're going to have to be able to beat one or two of the elite…

  10. Game 11: Phillies at Nats

    Apr 13, 2011, 7:07 PM EDT

    File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats try to take out Roy Halladay and the Phillies tonight. The Nationals are riding a nice little wave of momentum right now, having won two straight and four of five, capped by last night's 7-4 triumph over the Phillies. Momentum, however, is only as good…

Archives

NL EAST STANDINGS

W L GB
WASHINGTON 57 46 --
ATLANTA 58 48 0.5
MIAMI 52 53 6.0
NEW YORK 51 55 7.5
PHILADELPHIA 46 60 12.5
Through Monday's games

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
TUE: Nats at Marlins, 7:10 p.m.
WED: Nats at Marlins, 12:40 p.m.
THU: Phillies at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
FRI: Phillies at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
SAT: Phillies at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
SUN: Phillies at Nats, 1:35 p.m.
MON: Orioles at Nats, 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.

*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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