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  1. Game 42: Pirates at Nats

    May 17, 2011, 1:05 PM EDT

    File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats and Pirates will try to wrap up their two-game series today. Though it seems highly unlikely Mother Nature is going to cooperate, the Nationals and Pirates are holding out hope they can play baseball today. The forecast is not promising: Heavy rain and thunder all…

  2. Espinosa gets the last laugh

    May 17, 2011, 4:22 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Laynce Nix congratulates Danny Espinosa on the latter’s go-ahead homer. Danny Espinosa had been through every other emotion over the last three weeks as his batting average tumbled, from frustration to anger to uncertainty about his ability to hit a baseball. So by the seventh inning of Monday night’s game, after he…

  3. Video on Strasburg, Harper and Marquis

    May 17, 2011, 2:59 AM EDT

    It’s a little late, since this aired before tonight’s game, but here’s my live shot from Nationals Park on Comcast SportsNet with the always unpredictable Chick Hernandez. Among the topics we discuss: Stephen Strasburg’s rehab timetable, Bryce Harper’s promotion timetable, Jason Marquis’ success and the Nationals bullpen’s dominance.

  4. Game 41: Pirates at Nats

    May 16, 2011, 9:31 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The tarp is on the field right now, but they should be able to play tonight. It was just pouring here at Nationals Park a few minutes ago, canceling outdoor batting practice about 10 minutes into the proceedings. But the system seems to be moving out of the…

  5. Series preview: Pirates at Nats

    May 16, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT

    Monday, 7:05 p.m.Pirates LHP Paul Maholm (1-5, 3.60) vs.Nationals LHP John Lannan (2-4, 4.79)TV: MASN2Radio: WJFK-106.7 FM, WFED-1500 AM Tuesday, 1:05 p.m.Pirates RHP Charlie Morton (4-1, 3.13) vs.Nationals RHP Jordan Zimmermann (2-4, 4.13)TV: MASN2Radio: WJFK-106.7 FM, WFED-1500 AM PIRATES UPDATEEveryone in Pittsburgh was in a great mood this time last week, when the home club won…

  6. Contributing on the mound and at the plate

    May 15, 2011, 11:17 PM EDT

    There aren’t many better feelings for a big-league pitcher than taking the mound in the second inning with a 6-run lead. “Oh, it’s definitely nice,” Jason Marquis said. “You can attack the strike zone a little bit more comfortably. I didn’t feel my best today with my rhythm and my delivery. So it allowed me…

  7. Coffey has bruised elbow, no break

    May 15, 2011, 9:40 PM EDT

    Todd Coffey was sporting a large welt that including visible seams from the baseball that struck him near the right elbow during today's game, but the Nationals reliever appears to have avoided serious injury. X-rays came back negative, and Coffey's status is day-to-day with a bruise. "It just a little sore," he said. "I already…

  8. 1-on-1 with Drew Storen

    May 15, 2011, 6:16 PM EDT

    Drew Storen entered today’s game as one of the hottest relievers in the majors, having not allowed an earned run since his first appearance of the year, boasting an 0.40 ERA and eight saves in eight opportunities. The right-hander was nice enough to sit down with me this morning and talk about his performance so…

  9. Game 40: Marlins at Nats

    May 15, 2011, 3:06 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nationals wrap up their series with the Marlins this afternoon. The Nationals came home two days ago feeling pretty good about themselves, having just taken road series at both Florida and Atlanta. Two days later, they find themselves needing to beat the Marlins just to avoid a…

  10. Still not hitting at the quarter pole

    May 14, 2011, 10:26 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Jayson Werth and the Nationals haven’t been making solid contact all season. There’s a prevailing belief in baseball that no real conclusions can be drawn about a team until Memorial Day. By that point, the season is about 33 percent complete, and typically a team’s performance through late May is going to…

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NL EAST STANDINGS

W L GB
x-WASHINGTON 88 64 --
ATLANTA 76 76 12.0
MIAMI 74 78 14.0
NEW YORK 73 80 15.5
PHILADELPHIA 70 82 18.0
Through Thursday's early games
x-Clinched division title

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
FRI: Nats at Marlins, 7:10 p.m.
SAT: Nats at Marlins, 7:10 p.m.
SUN: Nats at Marlins, 1:10 p.m.
MON: OFF
TUE: Mets at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
WED: Mets at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
THU: Mets at Nats, 7:05 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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