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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. Fall League begins without Harper

    Oct 12, 2010, 1:36 PM EDT

    Photo courtesy Bill Scheuerman Second-round draft pick Sammy Solis is pitching in the Arizona Fall League. The Arizona Fall League gets underway today, with seven players out of the Nationals' farm system participating but not the one many hoped to see out in the desert. Bryce Harper, the No. 1 overall pick in this summer's…

  4. NLDS Game 4: Giants at Braves

    Oct 11, 2010, 10:30 PM EDT

    File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Derek Lowe faces Madison Bumgarner and tries to keep the Braves' season alive. Let's answer everyone's biggest question first: No, Brooks Conrad is not in the Braves' lineup tonight. And really, after last night's three-error performance, how could Bobby Cox put Conrad back out there? So Omar…

  5. Pitching and defense

    Oct 11, 2010, 2:30 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats hope Ryan Zimmerman has more defensive help in 2011. Saw "The Social Network" over the weekend, and I thought it was very well done. Though I have to say there were several inaccuracies in the story. I didn't go to Harvard. I've never been sued by…

  6. NLDS Game 3: Phillies at Reds

    Oct 10, 2010, 11:30 PM EDT

    File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Great American Ball Park hosts its first-ever postseason game tonight. The postseason hasn't been in Cincinnati since 1995, back when the Reds still played at Riverfront Stadium, Barry Larkin was the starting shortstop and Jim Bowden was the GM. Yeah, it's been a while. And the return…

  7. NLDS Game 3: Giants at Braves

    Oct 10, 2010, 8:00 PM EDT

    File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Giants and Braves resume their NLDS today at Turner Field. This is the only of the four Division Series that was tied after two games, and thus the only series that can't end in Game 3. So today's game at Turner Field isn't about wrapping up…

  8. ALDS Game 4: Rays at Rangers

    Oct 10, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT

    Photo courtesy Texas Rangers The Rays try to keep their season going today at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. There may have not been a more mysterious team in baseball this season than the Tampa Bay Rays, who wound up with the American League's best record but at times looked as weak as any club in…

  9. ALDS Game 3: Twins at Yankees

    Oct 10, 2010, 12:00 AM EDT

    Photo courtesy New York Yankees The Twins must win or be eliminated tonight at Yankee Stadium. All that worry about the Yankees' thin rotation and the problem of having to start all three starters on short rest? It can be a moot point if the Bronx Bombers can finish off the Twins tonight and sweep…

  10. ALDS Game 3: Rays at Rangers

    Oct 9, 2010, 5:00 PM EDT

    Photo courtesy Texas Rangers The Rangers look to sweep the series today at The Ballpark in Arlington. I'm not sure even the most ardent of Texas Rangers supporters could have seen this one coming: Their team has a chance to sweep the Tampa Bay Rays with a win today in Game 3 of their American…

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NL EAST STANDINGS

W L GB MN
x-WASHINGTON 87 63 -- 0
ATLANTA 75 76 12.5
MIAMI 73 77 14.0
NEW YORK 73 79 15.0
PHILADELPHIA 69 81 18.0
Through Tuesday's early games
x-Clinched division title
UPCOMING SCHEDULE
WED: Nats at Braves, 7:10 p.m.
THU: Nats at Marlins, 7:10 p.m.
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.
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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