Aug 25, 2010, 10:31 PM EDT
Read an updated version of the Morgan suspension story, with quotes, on CSNwashington.com. Nyjer Morgan has been suspended seven games and fined an undisclosed amount by Major League Baseball for “inappropriate actions” during the ninth inning of Saturday night’s game in Philadelphia. Morgan has appealed the suspension and remains in the Nationals’ lineup tonight. The…
Aug 25, 2010, 10:13 PM EDT
MASN analyst Rob Dibble will not appear on Nationals broadcasts for at least the next two nights in the wake of controversial comments he made on the radio earlier this week about Stephen Strasburg. According to MASN spokesman Todd Webster, Dibble requested the days off himself. Ray Knight will be filling in as the game…
Aug 25, 2010, 7:40 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats try to salvage one game from the Cubs tonight. After getting trounced Monday night and after falling just short with a ninth-inning rally last night, the Nationals tonight look to escape this series with one win against the Cubs. For that to happen, Jason Marquis will…
Aug 25, 2010, 2:45 PM EDT
Photo by Rachel Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER A full house was on hand for Stephen Strasburg's debut earlier this summer. Thanks to all of you who shared your thoughts about the five worst days in Nationals history. The response was both incredible and insightful. I've read through all the responses, and based on what you…
Aug 25, 2010, 3:43 AM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Tyler Colvin's fourth-inning homer off John Lannan proved the difference. As Adam Kennedy coasted into second base and a trio of Nats high-fived at the plate upon scoring in succession, the realization made its way around Nationals Park. Ryan Zimmerman was about to bat with a chance to…
Aug 24, 2010, 10:25 PM EDT
Josh Willingham will have arthroscopic surgery tomorrow to repair the medial meniscus tear in his left knee, a procedure that will keep the Nationals outfielder from playing again this season but should give him plenty of time to recover in advance of 2011. For the complete story, including quotes from Willingham, go to CSNwashington.com.
Aug 24, 2010, 7:35 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Collin Balester’s return from Syracuse may not last long. The Nationals have officially placed Stephen Strasburg on the 15-day disabled list with a right forearm flexor strain and recalled reliever Collin Balester from Class AAA Syracuse to take his roster spot for now. The DL move is retroactive…
Aug 24, 2010, 7:28 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER John Lannan faces Carlos Zambrano tonight at Nationals Park. After an unsightly showing last night resulting in a 9-1 beatdown by the Cubs, Jim Riggleman chided his players for what he perceived as a lack of effort and energy. We'll find out this evening whether the Nationals took…
Aug 24, 2010, 2:42 PM EDT
In my analysis of last night's game, I suggested that while the Nationals surely have had worse days in their history, yesterday's events would still probably rank among the bottom five. Of course, that then got me thinking: What are the five worst days in Nats history? I came up with a couple possibilities off…
Aug 24, 2010, 4:10 AM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Livan Hernandez suffered through his worst start of the season. Sign No. 1 it was a bad night: The manager laments the "aura hanging over us." Sign No. 2 it was a bad night: Multiple players use the word "embarrassed." Sign No. 3 it was a bad night:…
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.
- MLB Power Rankings: Rangers moving up the ladder
- Deconstructing the Nationals' game-winning rally
- Gio Gonzalez pulled from Nats' win with left shoulder tightness
- LaRoche's walk-off hit saves Nationals from sweep vs. Angels
- Former Senators pitcher Connie Marrero passes away
- Injury updates on Zimmerman and Hairston
- Baseball in the District: Thom Loverro of ESPN 980 talks Nats
- Gio, Nationals try to avoid getting swept by Angels
- Nationals Stock Watch: Harper has rough week
- How secure is struggling Jordan's rotation spot?