Aug 8, 2012, 11:00 AM EST
Getty Images Roger Bernadina's spectacular catch sealed the Nationals' win last night. Their closer has blown three saves and put at least two men on base in eight of his last 13 appearances. Their rookie phenom is mired in the first prolonged slump of his life, one that has lasted nearly two months. Their catchers…
Aug 7, 2012, 9:00 PM EST
US Presswire file photo Ross Detwiler starts tonight's game at Minute Maid Park. It got lost amid the chaos of the final innings of last night's victory, but Jayson Werth departed early after complaining of tired legs. It's a concern he's had all along as he returns from a broken wrist, and on Sunday he…
Aug 7, 2012, 11:00 AM EST
Associated Press photo Roger Bernadina scored on a disastrous play by the Astros in the 11th. Imagine waking up this morning without having watched the Nationals defeat the Astros 5-4 in 11 innings last night and trying to decipher how the winning run scored simply by reading the official play-by-play account: "Suzuki reached on bunt…
Aug 6, 2012, 9:00 PM EST
US Presswire file photo Minute Maid Park hosts the Nationals the next four nights. There are no sure things in baseball, where any team can beat any other team on any given day. But as they open a four-game series in Houston tonight, the Nationals probably can't help but believe they should be heavily favored…
Aug 6, 2012, 6:28 PM EST
US Presswire photo Cesar Izturis is a career .255 hitter in 12 major-league seasons. Updated at 2:48 p.m. Needing some infield insurance while Ian Desmond returns from an oblique tear and Mark DeRosa battles an abdominal strain, the Nationals have acquired veteran Cesar Izturis from the Brewers in a waiver claim. Izturis, 32, has played…
Aug 6, 2012, 5:35 PM EST
Aug 6, 2012, 2:00 PM EST
US Presswire photo Jayson Werth is 5-for-12 with five walks since returning from the DL. Though he felt like he was ready to face big-league pitching again after a three-month recovery from a broken left wrist and a nine-game rehab assignment in the minors, Jayson Werth figured there might be a bit of a transition…
Aug 5, 2012, 11:54 PM EST
US Presswire photo Stephen Strasburg improved to 12-5 while raising his batting average to .343. There may be no pitcher in baseball who beats himself up after a poor outing more than Stephen Strasburg. The right-hander might as well be wrapped in Kryptonite during the four days after he takes a loss. “You don’t really…
Aug 5, 2012, 8:25 PM EST
US Presswire photo Stephen Strasburg tossed six scoreless innings to lead the Nats. Game in a nutshell: The Nationals had to like their chances with Stephen Strasburg on the mound against a Marlins lineup he's owned. And they really had to like their chances after they jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the bottom…
Aug 5, 2012, 3:55 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Strasburg starts today's series finale at Nationals Park. After last night's emotional and rousing comeback victory, the Nationals look to keep the good vibes going today in their series finale against the Marlins. They'll have Stephen Strasburg on the mound, but the question is which Stephen Strasburg…
FINAL NL EAST STANDINGS
ON THE RADIO
As ESPN-980 AM's Nats Insider, Mark makes daily appearances on the station's various shows. Here's the 2015 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: 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.
Follow us on Twitter
- Nationals prospect spotlight: Erick Fedde
- Nationals prospect spotlight: Lucas Giolito
- A reason for fans of each MLB team to be thankful
- Nationals prospect spotlight: Trea Turner
- Bud Black joins Angels after missing out on Nats' manager job
- Baseball in the District – How will Nats rebuild their bullpen?
- Nats bring Henley back as third base coach
- Nats roster review: Matt Thornton
- Report: Nats interested in trading Papelbon and Storen
- Is O'Day worth the price tag to the Nationals?