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  1. Nats let another one slip away

    Apr 10, 2011, 4:13 AM EDT

    Associated Press photo Tom Gorzelanny reacts to one of Carlos Beltran’s two homers. NEW YORK — Jerry Hairston has played 1,120 games in the big leagues, spending time at seven different positions around the diamond, everything but pitcher and catcher. And if a manager asked him to do either of those, he’d probably jump at…

  2. Shoulder pain forces LaRoche to bench

    Apr 9, 2011, 9:48 PM EDT

    NEW YORK — Adam LaRoche was held out of the Nationals’ lineup tonight after experiencing a recurrence of pain in his injured left shoulder, though the first baseman continues to believe he can play through the season without making a trip to the disabled list. LaRoche, who learned in late-March he has a slight tear…

  3. Game 8: Nats at Mets

    Apr 9, 2011, 7:33 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Tom Gorzelanny makes his season debut today at Citi Field. NEW YORK — We figured the Nationals would have a tweaked lineup today since they're facing a left-handed starter for the first time this season. This, though, is a bit different than I expected. Adam LaRoche has been…

  4. Zimmermann’s strong impression

    Apr 9, 2011, 2:44 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Jordan Zimmermann allowed two runs over 5 1/3 innings during yesterday's win. NEW YORK — The focus of my game analysis last night was on Ivan Rodriguez because, well, I thought the veteran catcher had both an interesting impact on the Nationals' 6-2 win and had some interesting things to say afterward.…

  5. After rough week, Pudge contributes to win

    Apr 9, 2011, 1:44 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Ivan Rodriguez contributed to today’s win both behind and at the plate. NEW YORK — Ivan Rodriguez’s opportunities to make meaningful contributions to the Nationals are waning. He won’t say that, but you get the sense the 39-year-old catcher understands the situation. The Nationals want to start transitioning rookie Wilson Ramos into…

  6. No set closer yet

    Apr 8, 2011, 7:11 PM EDT

    NEW YORK — The Nationals enter today’s game with two victories this season, each of them games that included a save situation. And each time, manager Jim Riggleman called upon Sean Burnett to close it out. That doesn’t, however, mean the Nationals have settled upon Burnett as their closer. Riggleman reiterated this afternoon he’s still…

  7. Game 7: Nats at Mets

    Apr 8, 2011, 5:05 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER It's cold and gray at Citi Field for the Mets' home opener against the Nats. NEW YORK — Fresh off last night's exhilarating, 11-inning win in Florida, the bleary-eyed Nationals are back in action this afternoon. It's Opening Day for the Mets at Citi Field, so we've got…

  8. Series preview: Nats at Mets

    Apr 8, 2011, 12:36 PM EDT

    Friday, 4:10 p.m. — RHP Jordan Zimmermann (0-1, 3.00) vs. RHP R.A. Dickey (1-0, 0.00).TV: MASN Radio: WFED (1500 AM), WHFS (1580 AM) Saturday, 7:10 p.m. –- LHP Tom Gorzelanny (7-9, 4.09 in 2010) vs. LHP Chris Capuano (0-0, 13.50).TV: MASN Radio: WHFS (1580 AM) Sunday, 1:10 p.m. –- RHP Jason Marquis (0-0, 2.84) vs.…

  9. LaRoche, bullpen power Nats to win

    Apr 8, 2011, 4:26 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Adam LaRoche is congratulated by Ryan Zimmerman following his 11th-inning homer. MIAMI — Adam LaRoche has experienced slow starts in his career. In his first five big-league seasons, he never finished April with a batting average higher than .214. In 2007 with the Pirates, he was hitting .133 on May 1. Somehow,…

  10. Notes: Bullpen depth, slumping Morse

    Apr 7, 2011, 10:26 PM EDT

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    MIAMI — The Nationals know they need to get better performances from members of their bullpen not named Sean Burnett, Drew Storen or Tyler Clippard. They just don’t know who among the rest of the group is most likely to do it. While their top three relievers have pitched well through the season’s first week,…

Archives

NL EAST STANDINGS

W L GB
WASHINGTON 55 44 --
ATLANTA 55 47 1.5
MIAMI 48 52 8.0
NEW YORK 48 54 8.5
PHILADELPHIA 44 58 12.5
Through Thursday's games

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
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.
THU: Phillies 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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