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  1. Who gets the No. 5 starter’s job?

    Mar 11, 2011, 4:00 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Tom Gorzelanny has done little this spring but remains in line for a rotation spot. Perhaps the most intriguing roster battle in Nationals camp this spring is for the final spot in the Opening Day rotation, with Ross Detwiler, Chad Gaudin and Yunesky Maya making a strong charge…

  2. Nats (ss) at Astros – 3/10/11

    Mar 10, 2011, 11:22 PM EDT

    File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Osceola County Stadium, spring home of the Houston Astros. This is the Nationals' only split-squad day of the spring. They already won the afternoon game in Viera, beating the Mets 6-5 behind five scoreless innings from Chad Gaudin and a pair of RBI apiece from Jayson Werth…

  3. Nats (ss) vs. Mets (ss) – 3/10/11

    Mar 10, 2011, 7:00 PM EDT

    File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Rain delayed the start of today's game against the Mets. It looks like they're finally ready to play down in Viera, where heavy rain this morning delayed the start of this game an hour. That could create a bit of a dilemma for members of the coaching…

  4. Versatile Hairston has come to accept role

    Mar 10, 2011, 5:54 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Jerry Hairston has enjoyed a lengthy career because of his versatility in the field. While everyone down in Viera waits for the rain to pass — today’s first split-squad game against the Mets has been delayed until 2 p.m. — here’s a story on Jerry Hairston I just…

  5. Beltway Baseball: Episode 2

    Mar 10, 2011, 2:37 PM EDT

    Being back in D.C. during the middle of spring training has its obvious disadvantages. But on the bright side, it does allow me to head over to Comcast SportsNet's studios to shoot some video segments. Yesterday, I joined web producer Chase Hughes for the latest installment of a show we're calling "Beltway Baseball" to discuss…

  6. Nats at Marlins – 3/9/11

    Mar 9, 2011, 2:35 PM EDT

    File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats travel to Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter to face the Marlins. Some of you have been asking about Ryan Zimmerman's absence from the lineup the last couple days due to a strained oblique muscle, and whether this injury is any cause for concern. By all…

  7. Nats at Mets (ss) – 3/8/11

    Mar 8, 2011, 3:14 PM EDT

    File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Digital Domain Park, spring home of the New York Mets. The Nationals are only eight games into their Grapefruit League schedule, so it's too soon to pay a whole lot of attention to stats. Really, you always have to look at spring training stats with some level…

  8. Nats vs. Astros – 3/7/11

    Mar 7, 2011, 6:00 PM EDT

    File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nationals host the Astros today at Space Coast Stadium. After getting two-hit by the Braves yesterday, the Nationals have a few more regulars in the lineup for this afternoon's game against the Astros. And for the first time this spring, they've got Adam LaRoche at first…

  9. LaRoche just wants to be himself

    Mar 7, 2011, 4:00 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Adam LaRoche signed a two-year, $16 million contract with the Nats this winter. The Nationals’ new first baseman, like the Nationals’ old first baseman, is a left-handed-swinging, power-hitting, country boy named Adam whose easy-going personality makes him a well-respected and popular clubhouse figure. But let’s make this clear:…

  10. Nats vs. Braves – 3/6/11

    Mar 6, 2011, 4:49 PM EDT

    File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER It's raining in D.C., and there's a chance of rain today at Space Coast Stadium. Well, this is indeed a treat: Today's game is both on TV and on the radio. First time this season you've got the opportunity to watch the new MASN team of Bob…



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ATLANTA 79 83 17.0
NEW YORK 79 83 17.0
MIAMI 77 85 19.0


WED: Giants at Pirates, 8:07 p.m. (ESPN)

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.


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 Click here for past audio clips.

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