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  1. Game 98: Nats at Astros

    Jul 20, 2011, 3:37 PM EDT

    US Presswire file photo Livan Hernandez faces Brett Myers in today's series finale at Minute Maid Park. Remember that remarkable run the Nationals went on in early-to-mid June? You know, when they won 12 of 13 games, seemingly all of them by one run? Well, they've fallen back into a more consistent pattern since then.…

  2. Game 97: Nats at Astros

    Jul 19, 2011, 8:50 PM EDT

    US Presswire file photo Jordan Zimmermann faces J.A. Happ tonight at Minute Maid Park. Though his team managed to scrape together five runs last night, Davey Johnson is making one significant tweak to tonight's lineup against the Astros: Danny Espinosa will lead off, with Ian Desmond bumped all the way up to the No. 2…

  3. On Marquis, Werth and Strasburg

    Jul 19, 2011, 2:03 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Jayson Werth is tagged out by catcher Carlos Corporan in the ninth inning. Three thoughts to share in the wake of the Nationals' 5-2 victory over the Astros last night in Houston… 1. MARQUIS' STOCK GOES UPFrom a competitive standpoint, the Nationals couldn't have gotten a better performance out of Jason Marquis…

  4. Game 96: Nats at Astros

    Jul 18, 2011, 9:00 PM EDT

    US Presswire file photo Minute Maid Park hosts the Nationals for the next three days. After an eventful weekend in Atlanta that featured both positives and negatives, the Nationals continue their road trip in Houston, where the Astros boast the majors' worst record and have lost 16 of 19. Quite simply, this is the kind…

  5. Series preview: Nats at Astros

    Jul 18, 2011, 2:09 PM EDT

    Monday, 8:05 p.m. — RHP Jason Marquis (7-4, 4.05) vs. RHP Jordan Lyles (0-4, 4.60)TV: MASN2 Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, XM 185 Tuesday, 8:05 p.m. — RHP Jordan Zimmermann (6-7, 2.66) vs. LHP J.A. Happ (3-11, 5.76)TV: MASN2 Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, XM 185 Wednesday, 2:05 p.m. — RHP Livan Hernandez (5-9, 4.09)…

  6. Maxed-out bullpen can’t hang on

    Jul 17, 2011, 10:52 PM EDT

    Associated Press photo Sean Burnett reacts after giving up a three-run homer in the fifth inning. ATLANTA — Presented an opportunity to take a series from the wild-card-leading Braves and gain a little ground in the standings, the Nationals instead squandered it, losing 9-8 Sunday afternoon when rookie Ryan Mattheus allowed a walk-off single to…

  7. Hairston coming off DL, Bixler optioned

    Jul 17, 2011, 4:45 PM EDT

    Updated at 5:43 p.m. ATLANTA — Injured utilityman Jerry Hairston will join the Nationals in Houston tonight and be activated off the 15-day disabled list in time for tomorrow's series opener against the Astros, according to a club source. To clear space on the roster for Hairston, the Nationals optioned infielder Brian Bixler to Class…

  8. Game 95: Nats at Braves

    Jul 17, 2011, 3:01 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats have a chance to win the series this afternoon at Turner Field. ATLANTA — Funny how much can change in only 24 hours. When the Nationals arrived at Turner Field yesterday, they were coming off an ugly loss and wondering whether they really could hang with…

  9. Bouncing back

    Jul 17, 2011, 4:30 AM EDT

    Associated Press photo John Lannan delivered his first two hits of the season during tonight’s win. ATLANTA — Given what transpired here 24 hours earlier, the Nationals easily could have arrived back at Turner Field Saturday night and doubted their ability to play a clean ballgame against one of the NL’s toughest opponents. To a…

  10. Game 94: Nats at Braves

    Jul 16, 2011, 7:43 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nationals (and The B-52s) play tonight at Turner Field. ATLANTA — It's another surprisingly pleasant day here in Atlanta, with mild temperatures and a nice breeze to boot. Not that the Nationals enjoyed the fine weather last night during one of their ugliest losses of the season.…

Archives

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)
TUE: 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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