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  1. Sealed with a kiss

    Jun 7, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

    PHOENIX — Some thoughts to share on this Tuesday morning as you contemplate how the Nationals managed to blow last night's game in San Francisco and as I contemplate my upcoming flight home to D.C… – Turns out Bryce Harper's leg injury wasn't serious at all. After taking a fastball off his lower right leg…

  2. Game 60: Nats at Giants

    Jun 7, 2011, 1:00 AM EDT

    File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Sparkling AT&T Park hosts the Nationals for a three-game series beginning tonight. As team executives huddled up in their draft war room in Washington tonight, the Nationals themselves are 3,000 miles away, ready to open a three-game series with the Giants in San Francisco. The challenge in…

  3. Nats get 3B Rendon with 6th pick

    Jun 7, 2011, 12:22 AM EDT

    Updated at 11:09 p.m. At the mercy of five other clubs lined up in front of them after holding the No. 1 pick in each of the last two drafts, the Nationals tonight may have managed to get the best player of the entire class anyways. Washington selected Anthony Rendon with the sixth overall pick,…

  4. MLB Draft live blog

    Jun 6, 2011, 10:12 PM EDT

    It's just about that time. The MLB Draft begins at 7 p.m. Eastern, and though the Nationals don't own the No. 1 pick as they did the last two years, they'll certainly be paying close attention to what players are selected 1 through 5 and who remains available when their No. 6 pick comes up.…

  5. Series preview: Nats at Giants

    Jun 6, 2011, 5:00 PM EDT

    Monday, 10:15 p.m. — LHP John Lannan (3-5, 4.05) vs. RHP Tim Lincecum (5-4, 2.59)TV: MASN2 Radio: WJFK-106.7 FM, WFED-1500 AM Tuesday, 10:15 p.m. — RHP Jordan Zimmermann (3-6, 3.61) vs. LHP Jonathan Sanchez (4-3, 3.50)TV: MASN2 Radio: WJFK-106.7 FM, WFED-1500 AM Wednesday, 3:45 p.m. — RHP Yunesky Maya (0-1, 8.00) vs. RHP Matt Cain…

  6. Who will Nats get with 6th pick?

    Jun 6, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

    On draft day 2009, Mike Rizzo was able to rest comfortably, knowing Stephen Strasburg was his (and no one else’s) to select. On draft day 2010, Rizzo was again able to rest comfortably, knowing Bryce Harper was his (and no one else’s) to select. Well, draft day 2011 has arrived, but there will be no…

  7. Zim’s rehab, Harper’s early exit

    Jun 6, 2011, 5:14 AM EDT

    Ryan Zimmerman and Bryce Harper hit back-to-back in Hagerstown’s lineup Sunday, a first glimpse at what could become a daily occurrence in Washington at some point. Unfortunately, a crowd of 4,000 didn’t get to see much of the pairing. Harper had to depart after taking a fastball off his lower right leg in the bottom…

  8. A test of character turns into a wild win

    Jun 6, 2011, 2:30 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Michael Morse is congratulated after hitting a grand slam in the top of the 11th. PHOENIX — Five batters hit by pitch. Two pitchers and two managers ejected. A rookie catcher purposely taking his time around the bases on a home run to rub it into the opposing dugout. A titanic collapse…

  9. Game 59: Nats at Diamondbacks

    Jun 5, 2011, 5:41 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The roof at Chase Field was open this morning but will be closed for the game. PHOENIX — Shut out the last two nights, the Nationals return to Chase Field this afternoon trying to salvage a series split with the Diamondbacks. For their sake, at least they get…

  10. Missing Zimmerman more than ever

    Jun 5, 2011, 4:51 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Ian Desmond was safe at third in the first inning but couldn’t score. PHOENIX — There has been no more productive hitter in baseball the last month than Michael Morse, whose .405 average since May 1 leads all major leaguers. But even Morse would be the first to admit he’s no Ryan…

Archives

NL EAST STANDINGS

W L GB
WASHINGTON 75 57 --
ATLANTA 71 64 5.5
MIAMI 65 68 10.5
NEW YORK 63 72 13.5
PHILADELPHIA 61 73 15.0
Through Friday's early games

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
SAT: Nats at Mariners, 9:10 p.m.
SUN: Nats at Mariners, 4:10 p.m.
MON: Nats at Dodgers, 8:10 p.m.
TUE: Nats at Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.
WED: Nats at Dodgers, 4:10 p.m.
THU: OFF
FRI: 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.

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