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  1. Who starts March 31 vs. Braves?

    Sep 16, 2010, 1:56 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Could John Lannan get a third consecutive Opening Day start? Major League Baseball unveiled its 2011 schedule the other night, and once you got over the weirdness of a baseball season starting on a Thursday, you started wondering about other stuff. Like: Who in the world is going…

  2. Consistent ‘pen seals the deal again

    Sep 15, 2010, 9:08 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Drew Storen is congratulated by Wilson Ramos after earning the save. ATLANTA — They’ve been the one constant in an otherwise tumultuous year for the Nationals. Their starting rotation has been great at times, disastrous at others. Their lineup has produced in bunches for a week, then gone…

  3. Instructional league roster

    Sep 15, 2010, 5:15 PM EDT

    ATLANTA — Forty-six Nationals prospects (including 2010 draft picks Bryce Harper, Sammy Solis, A.J. Cole and Robbie Ray) will participate in the Florida instructional league beginning later this week. The Nats just unveiled their instructional league roster, with players set to report tomorrow and conduct their first workout Friday. A 16-game schedule begins September 23…

  4. Game 146: Nats at Braves

    Sep 15, 2010, 2:10 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Lefties John Lannan and Mike Minor face off in today's finale at Turner Field. ATLANTA — Good morning one last time from Turner Field, where we've got a quick turnaround from last night's game to today's 12:10 p.m. series finale between the Nationals and Braves. John Lannan starts…

  5. The pride to perform

    Sep 15, 2010, 3:50 AM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Livan Hernandez earned his 10th win and clubbed his first homer in beating the Braves. ATLANTA — Pride comes in different forms for different players. For Ian Desmond, it's the desire to put a bad game behind you and come right back the next night and do something…

  6. Nats open 2011 at home vs. Braves

    Sep 15, 2010, 12:13 AM EDT

    ATLANTA — The Nationals will host the Braves on Opening Day 2011, according to the schedule the club just released. The Nats and Braves will meet on Thursday, March 31 as Major League Baseball moves its Opening Day up to a weekend series in an attempt to prevent the World Series from stretching into November.…

  7. Detwiler could get start next week

    Sep 14, 2010, 10:26 PM EDT

    ATLANTA — Stuck in the bullpen while the Nationals have used five other starting pitchers, Ross Detwiler may get another crack out of the rotation sometime next week. Jim Riggleman said the Nats hope to give Detwiler at least one more start before season's end, most likely sometime during a stretch of 13 games in…

  8. Harper to begin pro career Friday

    Sep 14, 2010, 9:54 PM EDT

    ATLANTA — After a brief-but-storied amateur career, followed by a summer away from baseball, Bryce Harper's professional career is finally about to commence. The Nationals' top draft pick will report to the club's spring training complex in Viera, Fla., this week and begin working out with Washington's instructional league squad on Friday, the first of…

  9. Game 145: Nats at Braves

    Sep 14, 2010, 7:30 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Livan Hernandez is in search of his elusive 10th win tonight at Turner Field. ATLANTA — Remember when Livan Hernandez was the Nationals' best pitcher? Yeah, not so much anymore. Over his last four starts, the big guy is 1-3 with a 9.70 ERA. Opponents are hitting .364…

  10. The Nats’ all-time stat leaders

    Sep 14, 2010, 4:25 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Ryan Zimmerman has hit the most home runs in Nationals history. ATLANTA — While sitting around waiting to see if today will finally be the day Bob Watson renders a decision on Nyjer Morgan's suspension appeal, I've been playing around on baseball-reference.com's fantastic "Play Index" feature, which lets…

Archives

NL EAST STANDINGS

W L GB
WASHINGTON 76 57 --
ATLANTA 71 64 6.0
MIAMI 65 68 11.0
NEW YORK 63 72 14.0
PHILADELPHIA 61 73 15.5
Through Friday's games

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
SAT: Nats at Mariners, 9:10 p.m.
SUN: Nats at Mariners, 4:10 p.m.
MON: Nats at Dodgers, 8:10 p.m.
TUE: Nats at Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.
WED: Nats at Dodgers, 4:10 p.m.
THU: OFF
FRI: Phillies 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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