May 19, 2010, 2:40 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats missed Adam Dunn's bat the last three days. Only three days ago, the Nationals were flying high in Colorado, owners of a 20-15 record and a lineup that had busted out at last. When the Nats arrived at Coors Field Friday afternoon, they had scored a…
May 18, 2010, 10:18 PM EDT
You may have seen already that Class AAA Syracuse’s game at Rochester tonight has been postponed due to rain. The Chiefs and Red Wings will now play a day-night doubleheader tomorrow, with Matt Chico pitching the 11 a.m. opener and Stephen Strasburg pitching the 7:05 p.m. nightcap. (So no need to stay up late tonight…
May 18, 2010, 8:45 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats and Cards wrap up their series at Busch Stadium tonight. The Nationals reach the quarter-pole of the season tonight, Game 40 of 162, with a chance to come home with a winning record. Of course, to do that, they'll have to beat Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter,…
May 18, 2010, 2:11 PM EDT
ST. LOUIS — Now that Drew Storen's big-league debut is out of the way, all eyes can shift to the other guy about to debut with the Nationals. (Who would have thought the spotlight would shift off Stephen Strasburg, if only for 24 hours?) We've been outlining in detail the Strasburg Plan for some time…
May 18, 2010, 4:47 AM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Drew Storen's debut couldn't offset Craig Stammen's rough first or Adam Dunn's strikeout. ST. LOUIS — Years from now, we'll probably remember this as Drew Storen's first major-league appearance, an impressive relief outing that featured a gutsy strikeout of Matt Holliday on a 3-2 fastball, with Albert Pujols…
May 18, 2010, 12:26 AM EDT
ST. LOUIS — The last 24 hours have been a bit of a blur to Drew Storen, but the rookie reliever has relished every moment of his promotion to the big leagues. Read about Storen’s emotions upon learning of his promotion and his desire to help the Nationals win now on CSNwashington.com. UPDATE AT 12:13…
May 17, 2010, 9:52 PM EDT
ST. LOUIS — Adam Dunn has been scratched from the Nationals’ lineup, still suffering from flu-like symptoms that sidelined him in Denver over the weekend. Dunn, who was out of the lineup yesterday for the first time this season, reported to Busch Stadium still feeling ill. “I’m fine,” he said. “I’m just really weak.” Manager…
May 17, 2010, 8:15 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Busch Stadium hosts the Nationals for a quick, two-game series. ST. LOUIS — If yesterday's game at Coors Field was a "must-win" for the Nationals — one they proceeded to lose, 2-1 — what does that make tonight's game at Busch Stadium? Absolutely-must win? Whatever you want to…
May 17, 2010, 12:00 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats hope to score more runs in St. Louis than they did in Colorado. DENVER — When I packed my bags a week ago and embarked on this latest road trip for the Nationals, I was expecting to cover only the first two legs (New York, Colorado)…
May 17, 2010, 2:00 AM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Jim Riggleman will have a new relief option to call upon tomorrow. DENVER — Mike Rizzo never had a set date in mind for Drew Storen's big-league debut. Rizzo's seen enough pitchers develop over the years, and he knows you don't call them up until they're ready for…
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.
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- Strasburg leads Nationals against Cardinals
- Skole among first round of cuts at Nats camp
- Rosenthal pain-free, Wacha pitches well for Cards
- Zimmerman, LaRoche homers lift Nationals over Atlanta
- Nationals split-squads face Braves, Cardinals
- Roark makes emergency start vs. Astros