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  1. For die-hards, time for next step

    Sep 30, 2010, 4:21 AM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Nyjer Morgan scored the Nats' lone run in tonight's 7-1 loss. They gathered behind the first base dugout for the bottom of the ninth. The die-hards. The season-ticket holders. The ones who sit through all the blowouts and the rain delays and the pitching changes and the presidents…

  2. Rizzo’s No. 1 priority: No. 1 starter

    Sep 29, 2010, 11:14 PM EDT

    The Nationals thought they had their No. 1 starter set in stone for years to come. But Stephen Strasburg’s Tommy John surgery will leave a massive void at the top of Washington’s 2011 rotation and will leave general manager Mike Rizzo searching for a replacement this winter. Rizzo said acquiring a No. 1 starter is…

  3. Game 159: Phillies at Nats

    Sep 29, 2010, 7:38 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER If the weather cooperates, the Nats will play their home finale tonight. And so we have arrived at the final home game of the season. Or least the final scheduled home game of the season. As you can see, the tarp is back on the field and the…

  4. Adam Dunn’s offensive value

    Sep 29, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Adam Dunn's bat has directly contributed to 16 Nationals wins this season. I know just about everything has been said about Adam Dunn and his future with the Nationals, and people may be growing tired of it. Dunn himself certainly is. But I've been doing some research this…

  5. Fan favorite, clubhouse favorite

    Sep 29, 2010, 4:45 AM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Adam Dunn is mobbed by teammates after winning tonight's game. If you were in the stands at Nationals Park or watching on TV tonight, you saw plenty. You saw the ball shoot off Adam Dunn's bat and into the night. You saw the park burst into celebration. You…

  6. Flores at full strength in Florida

    Sep 28, 2010, 11:49 PM EDT

    Photo courtesy Bill Scheuerman Jesus Flores has been participating in full in the Florida instructional league. Encouraging news from Viera, where Jesus Flores is playing at full strength in instructional league games and giving Nationals officials reason to believe he's still in their long-term plans. Flores, still rehabbing from a shoulder injury that dates back…

  7. Strasburg updates recovery

    Sep 28, 2010, 7:43 PM EDT

    Read the full story on CSNwashington.com. Stephen Strasburg just held a conference call with reporters, updating everyone on his recovery from Tommy John surgery for the first time since undergoing the procedure on September 3. I'll have a full story on CSNwashington.com later this afternoon, but among the highlights from Strasburg… – He had the…

  8. Game 158: Phillies at Nats

    Sep 28, 2010, 6:56 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Jason Marquis faces Roy Oswalt tonight at Nationals Park. After last night's debacle, the Nationals resume their final home series of the season tonight, with slightly less at stake for the visiting Phillies. Having clinched not only the NL East title last night but also the NL's best…

  9. Embarrassed? Then start winning

    Sep 28, 2010, 3:52 AM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Phillies fans serenade their team during tonight's division-clinching win. Inside the visitors … er, actually make that the home clubhouse at Nationals Park, players quietly showered, dressed and left. A few sat in front of their lockers and stewed, clearly upset by what was transpiring over on the…

  10. Moore, Milone earn honors

    Sep 27, 2010, 11:30 PM EDT

    The Nationals have named first baseman Tyler Moore and left-hander Tom Milone as their minor-league player and pitcher of the year, respectively. Moore, a 16th round pick in the 2008 draft, enjoyed a breakthrough season at Class A Potomac, hitting .269 with 31 homers, 111 RBI, 43 doubles and 78 runs scored in 129 games.…

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NL EAST STANDINGS

W L GB MN
WASHINGTON 78 58 -- 19
ATLANTA 72 66 7.0
MIAMI 67 69 11.0
NEW YORK 64 74 15.0
PHILADELPHIA 63 74 15.5
Through Monday's games

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
TUE: Nats at Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.
WED: Nats at Dodgers, 3:10 p.m.
THU: OFF
FRI: Phillies at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
SAT: Phillies at Nats, 4:05 p.m.
SUN: Phillies at Nats, 1:35 p.m.
MON: Braves at Nats, 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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