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  1. NLCS Game 2: Giants at Phillies

    Oct 17, 2010, 11:00 PM EDT

    File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Phillies try to even the series back up tonight at Citizens Bank Park. Rarely during the last three postseasons have the Phillies found themselves trailing their opposition. In fact, they won seven consecutive Game 1s from the 2008 NLDS through this year's NLDS. But after losing…

  2. NLCS Game 1: Giants at Phillies

    Oct 16, 2010, 11:30 PM EDT

    File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Citizens Bank Park hosts the pitching matchup of the year tonight. Here we go: It's the pitching showdown you've been waiting all week to watch. Roy Halladay vs. Tim Lincecum. Mr. No-Hitter vs. Mr. 14 Strikeouts. Vegas has set the over-under on this game at 6. I'm…

  3. Listach will interview with Brewers

    Oct 16, 2010, 10:53 PM EDT

    The Brewers have asked for permission to interview third base coach Pat Listach for their open managerial position, and general manager Mike Rizzo has granted the request. Listach, who is preparing to manage in the Puerto Rican winter league, confirmed he will fly to Milwaukee and interview with GM Doug Melvin on Tuesday. The 43-year-old…

  4. ALCS Game 2: Yankees at Rangers

    Oct 16, 2010, 7:00 PM EDT

    Photo courtesy Texas Rangers The Yankees look to take a commanding 2-0 series lead at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. After a dramatic rally from five runs down last night, the Yankees now find themselves in the driver's seat in the ALCS. Win again today, and they head home up 2-0 on the Rangers. Even if…

  5. ALCS Game 1: Yankees at Rangers

    Oct 15, 2010, 11:00 PM EDT

    Photo courtesy Texas Rangers Rangers Ballpark in Arlington hosts its first ALCS beginning tonight. For all the attention lavished upon CC Sabathia (and deservedly so) let's not forget the left-hander who will be taking the mound tonight for the Rangers. C.J. Wilson is quite deserving of attention himself, having transformed himself from a middle reliever…

  6. LCS Preview

    Oct 15, 2010, 2:36 PM EDT

    File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Roy Halladay starts Game 1 of the NLCS for the Phillies tomorrow night. It's hard to imagine the next round of the postseason matching the previous one for sheer drama. In the four Division Series alone, we saw a no-hitter, a 14-strikeout game, two Cliff Lee starts…

  7. What is Bryce Harper’s timeline?

    Oct 14, 2010, 2:30 PM EDT

    Photo courtesy Bill Scheuerman Bryce Harper will continue to learn how to play right field while at the Arizona Fall League. The news yesterday of Bryce Harper's imminent assignment to the Arizona Fall League surely had many of you wondering if this is a sign the No. 1 draft pick's path to the majors might…

  8. Harper will play on AFL taxi squad

    Oct 13, 2010, 6:06 PM EDT

    Read the updated story with quotes from Mike Rizzo on CSNwashington.com Bryce Harper will celebrate his 18th birthday Saturday at home in Las Vegas. Then he’ll make the short trip to Scottsdale, Ariz., and immediately start facing the toughest competition of his brief baseball career. The Washington Nationals have added the No. 1 draft pick…

  9. Lee, Norris, Peacock and Wang

    Oct 13, 2010, 2:00 PM EDT

    File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Derek Norris homered and drew two walks in his Arizona Fall League debut. Some Wednesday morning thoughts as you try not to think about the fact former Expos GM Omar Minaya once traded Cliff Lee, Brandon Phillips and Grady Sizemore to the Indians for Bartolo Colon… If…

  10. ALDS Game 5: Rangers at Rays

    Oct 12, 2010, 11:00 PM EDT

    Photo courtesy Tampa Bay Rays Tropicana Field hosts a rare do-or-die postseason game tonight. We tend to think of these all-or-nothing, winner-goes-on, loser-goes home postseason games as commonplace. But really, they don't happen all that often. In fact, tonight's decisive game in St. Petersburg is only the fifth such showdown (Game 5 in a five-game…

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NL EAST STANDINGS

W L GB
WASHINGTON 72 53 --
ATLANTA 66 61 7.0
MIAMI 63 63 9.5
NEW YORK 60 68 13.5
PHILADELPHIA 56 71 17.0
Through Wednesday's games

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
THU: Diamondbacks at Nats, 4:05 p.m.
FRI: Giants at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
SAT: Giants at Nats, 4:05 p.m.
SUN: Giants at Nats, 1:35 p.m.
MON: Nats at Phillies, 7:05 p.m.
TUE: Nats at Phillies, 7:05 p.m.
WED: Nats at Phillies, 7:05 p.m.
Full season schedule

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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