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  1. Beltway Baseball Live – 5/30/11

    May 31, 2011, 1:00 PM EDT

    Thanks for watching this week’s edition of Beltway Baseball Live, where Chase Hughes and I discussed next week’s MLB draft. We also took your questions on Ryan Zimmerman, Jim Riggleman and Ross Detwiler. If you missed the show live at 2 p.m., here’s the full episode…

  2. Same old, same old

    May 30, 2011, 10:26 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Alex Cora gets caught in a rundown in the bottom of the seventh. There are any number of ways to analyze the Nationals’ 5-4 loss to the Phillies Monday afternoon, parsing Sean Burnett’s ragged relief appearance or Alex Cora’s baserunning or the entire lineup’s hitting approach with men in scoring position. Within…

  3. Game 53: Phillies at Nats

    May 30, 2011, 3:30 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Livan Hernandez faces Roy Halladay on Memorial Day at Nationals Park. It's Memorial Day in the nation's capital, and it's a scorcher. Easily the hottest day of the year so far, so if you're coming to the park, be sure to dress appropriately and drink lots of water.…

  4. Series preview: Phillies at Nats

    May 30, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

    Monday, 1:05 p.m. — RHP Livan Hernandez (3-6, 3.71) vs. RHP Roy Halladay (6-3, 2.35)TV: MASN Radio: WJFK-106.7 FM, WFED-1500 AMTuesday, 7:05 p.m. — RHP Jason Marquis (5-2, 4.26) vs. LHP Cliff Lee (4-4, 3.50)TV: MASN Radio: WJFK-106.7 FM, WFED-1500 AM Wednesday, 1:05 p.m. — LHP John Lannan (2-5, 4.40) vs. RHP Roy Oswalt (3-2,…

  5. Close to winning, or are they?

    May 29, 2011, 11:08 PM EDT

    In a lot of ways, the Nationals are close. Really close, in fact, to playing .500 ball. Just about every game they play seems to be tight, usually decided by one clutch at-bat or one important pitch. Sometimes, it comes down to a break, good or bad. There is, however, another way to look at…

  6. Game 52: Padres at Nats

    May 29, 2011, 4:00 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Yunesky Maya makes his 2011 debut today against the Padres. When we last saw Yunesky Maya in Washington, the results were pretty unspectacular. In five September starts, the right-hander went 0-3 with a 5.88 ERA and made it through the sixth inning only once. But after a strong…

  7. Hairston suspended 1 game, appeals

    May 29, 2011, 3:18 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Jerry Hairston argues with Ed Hickox, with Jim Riggleman trying to intervene. Updated at 1:15 p.m. Nationals infielder Jerry Hairston Jr. has been suspended one game by Major League Baseball and fined an undisclosed amount for "aggressive actions" with umpire Ed Hickox during Friday night's game against the Padres. Hairston has appealed…

  8. Opportunities squandered

    May 28, 2011, 9:07 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Ian Desmond is thrown out trying to steal second base in the third inning. It’s an accepted fact at this point that the Nationals don’t have the kind of lineup that’s going to consistently hammer away at opponents. They’ve established they’re only going to get a couple of legitimate chances at producing…

  9. Maya likely to start Sunday

    May 28, 2011, 5:19 PM EDT

    Something unusual will occur Sunday afternoon at Nationals Park: A pitcher who wasn't on the Opening Day roster will start against the Padres, the first time that's happened this season. With Tom Gorzelanny going on the 15-day disabled list with left elbow inflammation, the Nationals finally find themselves needing to promote a starter from their…

  10. Game 51: Padres at Nats

    May 28, 2011, 2:44 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Jordan Zimmermann faces Tim Stauffer today at Nationals Park. After an eventful Friday night at the ballpark, capped by Michael Morse's walk-off homer, the Nationals and Padres are back at it this afternoon. And the biggest question on everyone's mind, of course, is: Will Teddy actually win the…

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FINAL NL EAST STANDINGS

W L GB
x-WASHINGTON 96 66 --
ATLANTA 79 83 17.0
NEW YORK 79 83 17.0
MIAMI 77 85 19.0
PHILADELPHIA 73 89 23.0

NL POSTSEASON SCHEDULE

NL WILD CARD GAME
WED: Giants at Pirates, 8:07 p.m. (ESPN)

NLDS
FRI: Game 1, Pirates at Nats, 12:07 p.m.,
OR Giants at Nats, 3:07 p.m. (FS1)
SAT: Game 2, PIT/SF at Nats, 5:37 p.m. (FS1)
MON: Game 3, Nats at PIT/SF, TBA (MLBN)
TUE: Game 4, Nats at PIT/SF, TBA (FS1)*
OCT. 9: Game 5, PIT/SF at Nats, 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.

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. Click here for past audio clips.

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