Jun 30, 2010, 2:30 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Alberto Gonzalez has filled in admirably around the infield when called upon. ATLANTA — Alberto Gonzalez, being a native Venezuelan who struggles with English and being a rarely used backup infielder for the Nationals, doesn't often get interviewed. I think I've talked to him twice this year, one…
Jun 30, 2010, 3:50 AM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Adam Dunn congratulates Alberto Gonzalez upon scoring in the fifth. ATLANTA — Could you see it, feel it, hear it, the moment Tyler Clippard struck out Yunel Escobar to end tonight's game? Yes, that was a tangible sigh of relief emanating from the Nationals' dugout. Rest easy, everyone.…
Jun 29, 2010, 11:20 PM EDT
ATLANTA — Mike Rizzo sees the 19 errors Ian Desmond has made in the first half of his rookie season. He sees the other mistakes Desmond has made in the field that don’t show up as errors. Rizzo, though, knew this was likely to happen when the Nationals gave Desmond the starting job at the…
Jun 29, 2010, 10:03 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Nyjer Morgan hasn't been nearly the same player this year that he was last year. ATLANTA — Nyjer Morgan is hurting the Nationals more than he is helping them right now, there's no question about that. Whether it's his struggles to reach base (his OBP is .275 since…
Jun 29, 2010, 7:10 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Craig Stammen rejoins the Nationals tonight to face Derek Lowe at Turner Field. ATLANTA — Boy, is there a lot of angst out there today. I suppose in one sense, it's comforting to know how much fans really do care about the Nationals. That's certainly better than the…
Jun 29, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Ian Desmond has committed a major-league-leading 19 errors already this season. ATLANTA — The day began with a closed-door meeting, convened by the manager who had a few thoughts he needed to get off his chest, bolstered by the words of a few players who spoke up themselves.…
Jun 29, 2010, 5:33 AM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Strasburg stared down the Braves but was done in by his defense. ATLANTA — He battled for six innings, making do with only two effective pitches against the best lineup he’s ever faced and somehow managed to carry a shutout into the seventh at Turner Field. Trouble…
Jun 29, 2010, 2:55 AM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Tyler Walker said his shoulder had been bothering him for almost two weeks. ATLANTA — The Nationals placed reliever Tyler Walker on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation following tonight's game, clearing space for Craig Stammen to be recalled from Class AAA Syracuse and start tomorrow's…
Jun 28, 2010, 8:55 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER After watching his team lose four straight, Jim Riggleman decided to meet with them. ATLANTA — Jim Riggleman held a closed-door team meeting before batting practice this afternoon, the first tangible sign of dissatisfaction from the Nationals manager toward his team's recent play. Nats players were already scheduled…
Jun 28, 2010, 7:40 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Strasburg is playing tonight at Turner Field. Jason Heyward is not. ATLANTA — Hello from Turner Field, where the Stephen Strasburg Summer Tour arrives tonight. This one has been particularly hyped-up, because of the potential for three or four confrontations between Strasburg and Braves Rookie of Year…
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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