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  1. Morse, LaRoche spring to life vs. Pirates

    Apr 24, 2011, 10:47 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Michael Morse and Adam LaRoche each homered during today’s 6-3 win. PITTSBURGH — They may insist they pay no attention to such things, but members of the Nationals’ lineup can’t help but notice how abysmal their offensive numbers are right now. Only two of Jim Riggleman’s starting nine Sunday against the Pirates…

  2. Game 20: Nats at Pirates

    Apr 24, 2011, 4:20 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The tarp's on the field right now, but they should be able to play today at PNC Park. PITTSBURGH — Good afternoon from soggy PNC Park on the banks of the Allegheny River. There has been rain (or the threat of rain) all weekend, though it looks like…

  3. Balester optioned, Coffey coming off DL

    Apr 24, 2011, 3:43 AM EDT

    The Nationals optioned right-hander Collin Balester to Class AAA Syracuse following tonight’s loss in Pittsburgh, paving the way for Todd Coffey to return from the disabled list tomorrow. Balester made three appearances during his brief stint with the Nats, allowing three runs (all Thursday in St. Louis) over 3 1/3 total innings. The reliever, who…

  4. Game 19: Nats at Pirates (Take 2)

    Apr 23, 2011, 7:40 PM EDT

    File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER After last night's rainout, the Nats and Pirates hope to play tonight at PNC Park. Sick of delays and rainouts already? The Nationals sure are after last night experiencing their third postponement in a week. Be warned, though: There's more rain in the forecast tonight in Pittsburgh,…

  5. Another postponement, makeup Monday

    Apr 22, 2011, 9:16 PM EDT

    For the third time in seven days, the Nationals have been rained out. Unlike the previous two times, they won’t be making this one up as part of a doubleheader. Tonight’s game against the Pirates has been postponed. With more rain in the forecast all weekend, they’ve already decided to wait to make it up…

  6. Game 19: Nats at Pirates

    Apr 22, 2011, 7:31 PM EDT

    File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Beautiful PNC Park hosts the Nationals for a three-game, weekend series. With some of the good vibes they were feeling only 48 hours ago gone after dropping back-to-back games in St. Louis, the Nationals tonight begin a three-game series in Pittsburgh … if the weather cooperates. There's…

  7. Series preview: Nats at Pirates

    Apr 22, 2011, 1:30 PM EDT

    Friday, 7:05 p.m. — RHP Livan Hernandez (2-1, 2.88) vs. RHP Jeff Karstens (1-0, 4.50)TV: MASN2 Radio: WJFK-106.7 FM, WFED-1500 AM Saturday, 7:05 p.m. — RHP Jason Marquis (1-0, 3.26) vs. RHP Kevin Correia (3-1, 2.48)TV: MASN2 Radio: WJFK-106.7 FM, WFED-1500 AM Sunday, 1:35 p.m. — LHP John Lannan (2-1, 3.43) vs. LHP Paul Maholm (0-3,…

  8. Flores optioned, Bixler likely coming up

    Apr 21, 2011, 9:05 PM EDT

    The Nationals optioned Jesus Flores to Class AAA Syracuse following today's 5-0 loss to the Cardinals, sending the catcher back to the minors to get more at-bats. The club will promote another player before tomorrow night's game in Pittsburgh, and Syracuse infielder Brian Bixler is the likely choice. Bixler was pulled for a pinch-hitter in…

  9. Game 18: Nats at Cardinals

    Apr 21, 2011, 3:54 PM EDT

    File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats try to take this series from the Cardinals today at Busch Stadium. There's a decent amount riding on today's series finale in St. Louis. For one thing, the Nationals are trying to maintain a winning record heading into this weekend's series in Pittsburgh. For another,…

  10. Minor-league report – 4/21/11

    Apr 21, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

    The always-clever Bill Gluvna of the Nationals PR department is back again this season with his pun-tastic weekly updates on the minor leagues. Here is the latest version, presented unedited… This Week’s Top Headline WHAM, BAM, THANK YOU CAM!: Hagerstown RHP Cameron Selik has yet to allow a run in 15.0 innings (3 starts) of…

Archives

NL EAST STANDINGS

W L GB
WASHINGTON 77 57 --
ATLANTA 71 65 7.0
MIAMI 68 68 11.0
NEW YORK 63 73 15.0
PHILADELPHIA 62 73 15.5
Through Saturday's games

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
SUN: Nats at Mariners, 4:10 p.m.
MON: Nats at Dodgers, 8:10 p.m.
TUE: Nats at Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.
WED: Nats at Dodgers, 3:10 p.m.
THU: OFF
FRI: Phillies at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
SAT: Phillies at Nats, 4:05 p.m.
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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