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  1. Listach leaving for Cubs bench

    Nov 1, 2010, 5:44 PM EDT

    Pat Listach, the Nationals' third base coach the last two seasons, is leaving the organization to become bench coach of the Cubs. An official announcement won't be made until after the conclusion of the World Series, but a source with knowledge of the decision confirmed Listach's departure. Listach has close ties both to the Cubs…

  2. Coach vs. QB, manager vs. player

    Nov 1, 2010, 3:05 PM EDT

    File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Nyjer Morgan and Jim Riggleman butted heads before this season's bench-clearing brawl. So Mike Shanahan and Donovan McNabb aren't exactly seeing eye-to-eye right now, huh? Rex Grossman gave the Redskins a better chance of winning in the final two minutes yesterday against one of the lowliest franchises…

  3. WS Game 4: Giants at Rangers

    Oct 31, 2010, 11:00 PM EDT

    Photo courtesy Texas Rangers The Rangers try to even up the series tonight in Arlington. Colby Lewis and Mitch Moreland did their part last night to get the Rangers back into this World Series. Now it's up to Tommy Hunter and others to sustain the momentum Texas generated last night and knot the Fall Classic…

  4. WS Game 3: Giants at Rangers

    Oct 30, 2010, 10:30 PM EDT

    Photo courtesy Texas Rangers The World Series comes to Arlington, Texas, for the first time tonight. For the first time this postseason, the Rangers really have their backs against the wall. Down 2-0 to the Giants, they desperately need a victory tonight to keep hope alive in this World Series. Fortunately, this matchup appears to…

  5. How big is bullpen depth?

    Oct 29, 2010, 2:15 PM EDT

    Watching the Rangers' bullpen completely melt down in the eighth inning last night, I couldn't help but wonder how the Nationals' relief corps might have handled that situation. Seven runs allowed, all with two outs? Four straight walks, two with the bases loaded? Yeah, we've seen that before. At least one member of the Nats…

  6. WS Game 2: Rangers at Giants

    Oct 28, 2010, 11:00 PM EDT

    File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER C.J. Wilson tries to even the series back up for the Rangers tonight at AT&T Park. After last night's out-of-the-blue slugfest, who knows what to expect tonight in Game 2 of the World Series? Will the offensive explosion continue, or will superior pitching finally prevail? Both starters…

  7. Harper’s bare hands, plus new unis

    Oct 28, 2010, 2:36 PM EDT

    A couple of Thursday morning thoughts while you try to comprehend how a World Series game started by Cliff Lee and Tim Lincecum wound up featuring 18 combined runs and 12 combined pitchers… Bryce Harper's performance in his third Arizona Fall League game didn't quite match those from his first two. The 18-year-old right fielder…

  8. WS Game 1: Rangers at Giants

    Oct 27, 2010, 11:00 PM EDT

    File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER AT&T Park hosts a classic pitching matchup in Game 1 of the Fall Classic. And so it begins, this unlikely World Series. And what better way to begin than with one of the best pitching matchups anyone could cobble together for baseball's biggest event: Cliff Lee vs.…

  9. The 106th World Series

    Oct 27, 2010, 2:51 PM EDT

    File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER For the Giants to beat the Rangers, Tim Lincecum will have to get the better of Cliff Lee. This may not be the Fall Classic everyone envisioned on April 1 — or even on October 1 — but it's the Fall Classic we've got. And it's the…

  10. Riggleman officially returning

    Oct 26, 2010, 9:37 PM EDT

    The Nationals announced this afternoon that Jim Riggleman will return as manager next season, a revelation that won’t take anyone by surprise since Riggleman was already under contract for 2011 and there had been no previous indication he wouldn’t be retained. Riggleman, who took over as interim manager during the 2009 All-Star break when Manny…

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NL EAST STANDINGS

W L GB
x-WASHINGTON 88 64 --
ATLANTA 76 76 12.0
MIAMI 74 78 14.0
NEW YORK 73 80 15.5
PHILADELPHIA 70 82 18.0
Through Thursday's early games
x-Clinched division title

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
FRI: Nats at Marlins, 7:10 p.m.
SAT: Nats at Marlins, 7:10 p.m.
SUN: Nats at Marlins, 1:10 p.m.
MON: OFF
TUE: Mets at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
WED: Mets at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
THU: Mets 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.

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