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  1. Lannan battered by Phillies. Again.

    May 6, 2011, 4:29 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo John Lannan departs without recording an out in the third inning. PHILADELPHIA — John Lannan lives just outside of New York City, so with the Nationals only 95 miles down the road this week, he took the opportunity to head home Tuesday night to see family. But on the way back down…

  2. Riggleman selected as All-Star coach

    May 5, 2011, 10:00 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Jim Riggleman will make his third All-Star appearance in 12 seasons as a manager. PHILADELPHIA — Nationals manager Jim Riggleman has been selected as a member of the National League’s coaching staff for this summer’s All-Star Game, according to two sources familiar with the decision. Riggleman is one of two coaches picked…

  3. Game 31: Nats at Phillies

    May 5, 2011, 7:36 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER To avoid a sweep at Citizens Bank Park, the Nats will need to beat Roy Halladay. PHILADELPHIA — We've discussed here before the idea of the "reverse lock," the match-up that looks so lopsided toward one side that it practically ensures the opposite side will triumph. Think Levale…

  4. Which D.C. team will win a title next?

    May 5, 2011, 3:19 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Like the Nats, the Caps have suffered their share of heartbreakers in recent seasons. Unlike the Nats, at least they've made the playoffs and been in position to win. PHILADELPHIA — It seems to be the sports storyline that never ends in Washington: Local team offers glimpse of hope, only to underachieve…

  5. Frustration mounting

    May 5, 2011, 4:15 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Jim Riggleman was ejected by Alfonso Marquez after arguing a called third strike. PHILADELPHIA — Jim Riggleman was ejected Wednesday night for the first time this season, arguing a called third strike on Adam LaRoche in the top of the fourth inning of what would eventually become a 7-4 loss to the…

  6. Zimmerman on his surgery and rehab

    May 4, 2011, 10:17 PM EDT

    PHILADELPHIA — Ryan Zimmerman, 24 hours removed from surgery to repair an abdominal tear, walked one mile on a treadmill Wednesday morning. It took the Nationals third baseman 30 minutes to do it. "I was flying," he said. OK, so Zimmerman wasn't exactly walking at normal speed, nor was he anywhere close to running speed.…

  7. Game 30: Nats at Phillies

    May 4, 2011, 7:29 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nationals try to get back to .500 tonight at Citizens Bank Park. PHILADELPHIA — It's a cold, windy and rainy afternoon in Philly right now, though the skies are beginning to clear and there's not expected to be any precipitation worry for the game tonight. It will,…

  8. Time for Werth and LaRoche to hit

    May 4, 2011, 3:15 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Michael Morse's solo homer last night accounted for the Nationals' entire offense. PHILADELPHIA — Perhaps lost amid all the Jayson Werth hullabaloo last night was another feeble performance from the Nationals' lineup, which managed one run and five hits against Phillies starter Cole Hamels. This, of course, was nothing new. The Nats…

  9. Werth’s eventful return

    May 4, 2011, 4:14 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Jayson Werth doffs his helmet upon stepping to the plate in the first inning. PHILADELPHIA — From the moment he walked into Citizens Bank Park Tuesday afternoon, past the Phillies clubhouse he called home for four years and into the visitors’ digs for the first time in a long time, Jayson Werth…

  10. Zimmerman surgery complete

    May 3, 2011, 10:41 PM EDT

    PHILADELPHIA — Ryan Zimmerman had successful surgery here Tuesday to repair the torn abdominal muscle that had plagued him since early April, a procedure that is expected to keep the Nationals third baseman sidelined another six weeks. Philadelphia specialist Bill Meyers performed the surgery and informed Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo it was less severe…

Archives

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)
OCT. 7: 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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