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  1. Poll: Who should be Nats’ All-Star?

    Jun 13, 2011, 6:40 PM EDT

    Four weeks from today, the baseball world will converge in Phoenix, site of this year's All-Star Game. Rosters for both the NL and AL will be announced in less than three weeks. You all know the rules: At least one player from every team must be included. And in the case of the Nationals, there's…

  2. Ready for Zimmerman’s return

    Jun 13, 2011, 12:55 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Jerry Hairston and others filled in admirably while Ryan Zimmerman was on the DL. Mike Rizzo stood in the home dugout at Nationals Park on the morning of April 30, having just announced Ryan Zimmerman would be having surgery to repair a torn abdominal muscle, trying to maintain a positive outlook despite…

  3. Game 66: Nats at Padres

    Jun 12, 2011, 5:31 PM EDT

    File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats try to win this series from the Padres at Petco Park. Two amazing things to consider about the Nationals right now: 1) Their last three wins (and five of their last eight wins) have all been by a score of 2-1, and 2) Ten games…

  4. Game 65: Nats at Padres

    Jun 11, 2011, 9:00 PM EDT

    File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER John Lannan faces Clayton Richard tonight at Petco Park. What do you do when you're facing a left-handed starter and have no traditional, right-handed leadoff option on your side? You do what Jim Riggleman is doing tonight with the Nationals' lineup against Clayton Richard: Jayson Werth leads…

  5. Game 64: Nats at Padres

    Jun 10, 2011, 11:30 PM EDT

    File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Jason Marquis faces Mat Latos tonight at Petco Park. News flash: Stephen Strasburg was throwing off a mound at Petco Park earlier today, wearing a full Nationals uniform. Reality: The San Diego native merely took this opportunity to go home for a few days and throw a…

  6. Mattheus up, Kimball to DL, Zim to Syracuse

    Jun 10, 2011, 8:33 PM EDT

    Updated at 5:25 p.m. The Nationals have purchased the contract of Ryan Mattheus from Class AAA Syracuse and have placed fellow reliever Cole Kimball on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. It's unclear how severe Kimball's injury is or when it occurred, but the rookie right-hander entered with the bases loaded in the…

  7. Bullpen slipping?

    Jun 10, 2011, 2:19 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Struggling left-hander Sean Burnett's ERA is up to 5.96. The Nationals' formula for success this season has been simple: 1) Get good pitching. 2) Play good defense. 3) Get a couple of timely hits. Impressively, they've managed to accomplish Parts 1 and 2 with a level of consistency few could have predicted…

  8. Game 63: Nats at Padres

    Jun 9, 2011, 10:30 PM EDT

    File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Petco Park in San Diego hosts the Nationals for a four-game series. The Nationals open a four-game series against the Padres tonight, and there's good news on the injury front: Both Danny Espinosa and Jayson Werth are back in the lineup. Espinosa took a pitch off his…

  9. Beltway Baseball Live – 6/9/11

    Jun 9, 2011, 5:30 PM EDT

    It was quite an eventful week in NatsTown, what with the draft, some wild games on the West Coast, Ryan Zimmerman's rehab and Bryce Harper's kissy face. Chase Hughes and I discussed all that and more during another live episode of Beltway Baseball today at 2 p.m. And, as always, we answered several of your…

  10. Series preview: Nats at Padres

    Jun 9, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT

    Thursday, 10:05 p.m. — RHP Livan Hernandez (3-7, 3.76) vs. RHP Aaron Harang (6-2, 3.77)TV: MASN Radio: WJFK-106.7 FM, WFED-1500 AM Friday, 10:05 p.m. — RHP Jason Marquis (6-2, 3.84) vs. RHP Mat Latos (4-6, 3.94)TV: MASN2 Radio: WJFK-106.7 FM, WFED-1500 AM Saturday, 8:35 p.m. — LHP John Lannan (3-5, 3.79) vs. LHP Clayton Richard…

Archives

NL EAST STANDINGS

W L GB
x-WASHINGTON 91 64 --
ATLANTA 76 80 15.5
NEW YORK 76 80 15.5
MIAMI 74 81 17.0
PHILADELPHIA 71 85 20.5
x-Clinched NL East title
Through Monday's games

NL PLAYOFFS STANDINGS

W L GB WCGB
x-WASHINGTON (3) 91 64 --
y-LOS ANGELES 89 68 3.0
y-ST. LOUIS 88 69 4.0
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PITTSBURGH 85 71 --
SAN FRANCISCO 85 71 --
MILWAUKEE 80 76 5.0
x-Clinched division title
y-Clinched playoff berth
Through Monday's games

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
TUE: Mets at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
WED: Mets at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
THU: Mets at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
FRI: Marlins at Nats (DH), 1:05 p.m., 7:05 p.m.
SAT: Marlins at Nats, 4:05 p.m.
SUN: Marlins at Nats, 1:35 p.m.
(End of regular season)
MON: OFF
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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