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  1. McLaren to be manager for now

    Jun 24, 2011, 12:14 AM EDT

    John McLaren, who served as Jim Riggleman's bench coach, will manage the Nationals in Chicago tomorrow night and perhaps for a few more days, but won't finish out the season in that role. A club source said McLaren will serve as "short-term" manager for the immediate future until an interim skipper can be named for…

  2. Riggleman resigns

    Jun 23, 2011, 9:01 PM EDT

    Citing an unwillingness by general manager Mike Rizzo to discuss an extension of his contract, Jim Riggleman abruptly resigned as manager of the Washington Nationals following today’s 1-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners. Riggleman, who had guided the Nationals to 11 wins in their last 12 games to improve to 38-37, informed Rizzo before the…

  3. Harper, Peacock in Futures Game

    Jun 23, 2011, 6:05 PM EDT

    Bryce Harper and Brad Peacock have been selected to represent the Nationals in the All-Star Futures Game, a showcase of the sport's top prospects. This is merely the latest accolade for Harper, 18, who has already played in the Arizona Fall League and the South Atlantic League All-Star Game. The right fielder will be stacked…

  4. Game 75: Mariners at Nats

    Jun 23, 2011, 2:55 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats have a chance this afternoon to finish their homestand 8-1. They've won 10 of 11. They've already swept one series on this homestand, with a chance to sweep another. They've reached the elusive .500 mark, with a chance to surpass it this afternoon. This is indeed…

  5. An accomplishment, but not the ultimate one

    Jun 23, 2011, 4:21 AM EDT

    Associated press photo John Lannan was effective yet again, earning his fifth win of the season. Ryan Zimmerman and John Lannan have been members of the Nationals organization for six years now, both having been among the club’s first draft class in 2005. Neither has ever experienced team success, unless you want to count Zimmerman’s…

  6. The bullpen’s unsung performers

    Jun 22, 2011, 10:48 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Todd Coffey and his bullpen mates have been phenomenal over the last two weeks. Lost amid the high drama of Tuesday night’s ninth-inning comeback was the exceptional work done by the Nationals bullpen to give its lineup a chance at rallying to beat the Mariners. When starter Livan Hernandez couldn’t record an…

  7. Game 74: Mariners at Nats

    Jun 22, 2011, 7:45 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats look to make it two in a row (and 10 of 11) tonight. Last night's thriller took plenty of people by surprise, but maybe it shouldn't have. You see, since arriving in town, the Nationals have completely owned the Mariners. They've played each other seven times,…

  8. Best win in Nats history?

    Jun 22, 2011, 3:42 PM EDT

    Still aglow more than 13 hours after Wilson Ramos' titanic blast capped the Nationals' remarkable, 6-5 victory over the Mariners? You're probably not alone. And if you need a mid-day, pick-me-up, just re-watch the Ramos homer and listen to the various calls, from Johnny Holliday and F.P. Santangelo on MASN to Charlie Slowes and Dave…

  9. To the 27th out

    Jun 22, 2011, 5:09 AM EDT

    Associated Press photo Wilson Ramos leaps into a sea of teammates at the plate. The ball connected off Wilson Ramos’ bat with such force, nobody inside Nationals Park — not Ramos, not his teammates, not the crowd of 21,502, not the Mariners — had any doubt where it was headed. “I didn’t even look to…

  10. Game 73: Mariners at Nats

    Jun 21, 2011, 7:40 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Ichiro Suzuki and the Mariners make their first-ever appearance at Nationals Park. The Mariners have made only one trip to Washington before: In June 2005, during the Nationals' club-record 10-game winning streak. Actually, win No. 10 came on Sunday, June 12, against Seattle, with Chad Cordero (who sadly…



FRI: Game 1 at Washington, 3:07 p.m. (FS1)
SAT: Game 2 at Washington, 5:37 p.m. (FS1)
MON: Game 3 at San Francisco, TBA (MLBN)
TUE: Game 4 at San Francisco, TBA (FS1)*
THU: Game 5 at Washington, 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.


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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