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  1. Series preview: Mets at Nats

    Jul 29, 2011, 2:33 PM EDT

    Friday, 7:05 p.m. — RHP Dillon Gee (9-3, 3.76) vs. RHP Chien-Ming Wang (first start)TV: MASN2 Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, XM 183 Saturday, 7:05 p.m. — RHP R.A. Dickey (5-8, 3.74) vs. RHP Jason Marquis (8-5, 3.95)TV: MASN Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, XM 183 Sunday, 1:35 p.m. — LHP Jon Niese (10-8, 3.97)…

  2. Slogging their way through a losing streak

    Jul 28, 2011, 10:34 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Ryan Zimmerman, who had four hits, tries to cool off on a hot afternoon. Their starting pitcher issued four walks, three of them to begin innings. They ran themselves into a needless out on a double steal that was never called by the manager. Their newest acquisition came up to bat with…

  3. Game 104: Marlins at Nats

    Jul 28, 2011, 2:50 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nationals need to beat the Marlins today to avoid a series sweep. We've got an extra-early, weekday matinee at Nationals Park today, and these are desperate times for the home ballclub. Losers of four in a row, they need a victory today against the Marlins to avoid…

  4. Rotation suddenly faltering

    Jul 28, 2011, 4:51 AM EDT

    They had been the one constant during a season that had featured plenty of ups and downs in other areas. If nothing else, the Nationals knew they could count on whichever starting pitcher they sent to the mound to churn out a quality performance and give his teammates a chance to win. Perhaps it was…

  5. Gomes embraces new surroundings

    Jul 27, 2011, 10:33 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Jonny Gomes is available on the Nationals’ bench tonight. Jonny Gomes arrived at Nationals Park Wednesday afternoon, still somewhat surprised at having been traded from Cincinnati to Washington, still unsure what role he will hold with his new club. “We just kind of figured out what my number would be,” he said…

  6. Game 103: Marlins at Nats

    Jul 27, 2011, 8:57 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Livan Hernandez faces Javier Vazquez tonight at Nationals Park. Davey Johnson suggested last night there might be lineup changes in store for today's game, and the Nationals manager was true to his word. No Jayson Werth. No Ian Desmond. No Roger Bernadina. No Wilson Ramos. All of them…

  7. Stairs DFA’d to clear space for Gomes

    Jul 27, 2011, 7:10 PM EDT

    Updated at 5:08 p.m. Needing to clear a roster spot for newly acquired outfielder Jonny Gomes, the Nationals designated Matt Stairs for assignment today, likely ending the veteran's career after 19 seasons. The Nationals signed Stairs over the winter, hoping even at the age of 43 he could provide a potent bat off the bench.…

  8. Beltway Baseball Live – 7/27/11

    Jul 27, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT

    It's turning into an eventful week for the Nationals, who yesterday made a trade for Jonny Gomes, continue to field calls about Jason Marquis and others, will make a roster move today to clear space for Chien-Ming Wang to make his much-awaited Nats debut on Friday and last night got trounced by the Marlins to…

  9. Approaching the "boiling point"

    Jul 27, 2011, 4:57 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Ryan Zimmerman reacts after striking out in the eighth. Since taking over the manager’s office at Nationals Park one month ago, Davey Johnson has maintained an even-keel demeanor, never getting too high after wins, never lashing out after losses. After an 11-2 thumping at the hands of the Marlins Tuesday night, one…

  10. Harris clarifies Harper-Robinson comparison

    Jul 27, 2011, 1:24 AM EDT

    Nationals director of player development Doug Harris issued a statement Tuesday evening clarifying remarks he made in a Sports Illustrated article about Bryce Harper in which he compared the scrutiny the 18-year-old phenom is facing to the pressure Jackie Robinson faced after breaking baseball’s color barrier. In the SI article written by Tom Verducci, Harris…

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FINAL NL EAST STANDINGS

W L GB
x-WASHINGTON 96 66 --
ATLANTA 79 83 17.0
NEW YORK 79 83 17.0
MIAMI 77 85 19.0
PHILADELPHIA 73 89 23.0

NL POSTSEASON SCHEDULE

NL WILD CARD GAME
WED: Giants at Pirates, 8:07 p.m. (ESPN)

NLDS
FRI: Game 1, Pirates at Nats, 12:07 p.m.,
OR Giants at Nats, 3:07 p.m. (FS1)
SAT: Game 2, PIT/SF at Nats, 5:37 p.m. (FS1)
MON: Game 3, Nats at PIT/SF, TBA (MLBN)
OCT. 7: Game 4, Nats at PIT/SF, TBA (FS1)*
OCT. 9: Game 5, PIT/SF at Nats, TBA (FS1)*
*if necessary

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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