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  1. 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.…

  2. One ugly ballgame

    Jul 16, 2011, 4:41 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Ian Desmond committed one of the Nationals’ five errors tonight. ATLANTA — Eleven runs allowed on 13 hits. Nine runners left on base. Zero hits with men in scoring position. Oh, and five errors, matching a season high. Safe to say the Nationals came out of the All-Star break a little flat?…

  3. September return still in play for Strasburg

    Jul 15, 2011, 10:59 PM EDT

    ATLANTA — Stephen Strasburg crossed another significant milepost in his rehabilitation from Tommy John surgery on Wednesday when he faced live hitters for the first time at the Nationals’ spring training complex in Viera, Fla. Strasburg threw 45 pitches during a “live batting practice” session and reported no problems. He’s expected to throw another round…

  4. Game 93: Nats at Braves

    Jul 15, 2011, 7:38 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats open the second half of the season at Turner Field. ATLANTA — Hello from Turner Field in not-so-Hotlanta. It's been overcast all day, and that's kept the temperature reasonable. It's also created the distinct possibility of rain throughout the afternoon and evening, which could impact the…

  5. Zim’s blog: "We have a real chance"

    Jul 15, 2011, 6:30 PM EDT

    In his latest blog entry for CSNwashington.com, Ryan Zimmerman talks about his recent ziMS Foundation event at Nationals Park, the opportunity the Nats have put themselves in to make things interesting during the season’s second half and Tyler Clippard’s All-Star selection. Oh, Zimmerman also reveals what he did over the break. Hint: It required a…

  6. Series preview: Nats at Braves

    Jul 15, 2011, 1:00 PM EDT

    Friday, 7:35 p.m. — RHP Livan Hernandez (5-8, 4.01) vs. RHP Tim Hudson (8-6, 3.57)TV: MASN Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM Saturday, 7:10 p.m. — LHP John Lannan (5-6, 3.64) vs. RHP Tommy Hanson (10-4, 2.44)TV: MASN, MLB Network Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM Sunday, 1:35 p.m. — LHP Tom Gorzelanny (2-6, 3.94) vs. RHP…

  7. Catching up on Thursday’s news

    Jul 15, 2011, 2:16 AM EDT

    Sorry for the recent lack of postings; I was traveling all day, so I'm just now catching up with several newsworthy items that developed over the course of the afternoon and evening. Let's run through them all in quick-fire fashion… – Jim Riggleman has been hired by the Giants as a special assignment scout. The…

  8. Second-half storylines

    Jul 14, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

    After a surprising, often exciting and certainly eventful first half, the Nationals return to the field Friday night in Atlanta boasting a 46-46 record and reason to believe they can sustain that pace over the season’s final 2 1/2 months. Whether they can keep themselves over the .500 mark or not, the Nationals have plenty…

  9. Nats midseason report card

    Jul 13, 2011, 4:18 PM EDT

    The Nationals entered 2011 seemingly certain of several things. They knew they could count on Ryan Zimmerman, Jayson Werth and Adam LaRoche to produce. They knew their starting rotation would likely be their biggest problem-area. They knew Jim Riggleman could be counted on to manage this club until someone else told him he could no…

  10. "Something I’ll never forget"

    Jul 13, 2011, 5:34 AM EDT

    Associated Press photo Tyler Clippard threw three pitches and emerged with the win in the All-Star Game. PHOENIX — Years from now, long after he hangs up his spikes and his goggles, Tyler Clippard will sit his grandchildren down and tell them about the night he won the All-Star Game. And he won’t fabricate the…

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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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