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  1. Game 126: Cubs at Nats

    Aug 24, 2010, 7:28 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER John Lannan faces Carlos Zambrano tonight at Nationals Park. After an unsightly showing last night resulting in a 9-1 beatdown by the Cubs, Jim Riggleman chided his players for what he perceived as a lack of effort and energy. We'll find out this evening whether the Nationals took…

  2. The 5 worst days in Nats history

    Aug 24, 2010, 2:42 PM EDT

    In my analysis of last night's game, I suggested that while the Nationals surely have had worse days in their history, yesterday's events would still probably rank among the bottom five. Of course, that then got me thinking: What are the five worst days in Nats history? I came up with a couple possibilities off…

  3. Embarrassed by their aura

    Aug 24, 2010, 4:10 AM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Livan Hernandez suffered through his worst start of the season. Sign No. 1 it was a bad night: The manager laments the "aura hanging over us." Sign No. 2 it was a bad night: Multiple players use the word "embarrassed." Sign No. 3 it was a bad night:…

  4. Strasburg headed to DL [updated]

    Aug 23, 2010, 8:18 PM EDT

    Read the full, updated story with quotes on CSNwashington.com. Stephen Strasburg will not make his next scheduled start Thursday and will almost certainly be placed on the disabled list, Nationals manager Jim Riggleman said this afternoon. Strasburg underwent an MRI of his right forearm yesterday, the results of which are still be looked at by…

  5. Game 125: Cubs at Nats

    Aug 23, 2010, 7:35 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats host the Cubs (and their new manager) at Nationals Park. Back home following a tough weekend in Philadelphia, the Nationals now host the Cubs, who had an eventful weekend of their own. Manager Lou Piniella, who previously had announced he would retire at season's end, walked…

  6. Nats re-up with Harrisburg

    Aug 23, 2010, 7:06 PM EDT

    The Nationals have signed a two-year player development contract with the Harrisburg Senators, keeping their Class AA affiliate intact through 2012. Members of the organization had shown interest in aligning with the recently relocated Class AA franchise in Richmond but ultimately chose to stay with a Harrisburg franchise that has served as the Nats/Expos’ Class…

  7. What’s next for Zimmermann, Maya?

    Aug 23, 2010, 4:40 PM EDT

    While all of NatsTown awaits the results of Stephen Strasburg's forearm MRI, it's worth noting a couple of other pitchers who could be in the running to take his rotation spot: Jordan Zimmermann and Yunesky Maya. Zimmermann has thoroughly dominated the minor leagues in his rehab from Tommy John surgery — 1.59 ERA in 10…

  8. Questions about Olsen, Dunn, Stras

    Aug 22, 2010, 11:30 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Scott Olsen allowed four runs in six innings today. PHILADELPHIA — In the wake of a 6-0, rain-delayed loss to the Phillies this afternoon — one of the Nationals' less-enthralling performances of the year — plenty of questions remain. Is Scott Olsen capable of sustaining any momentum, or…

  9. Nats keep AAA club in Syracuse

    Aug 22, 2010, 5:05 PM EDT

    PHILADELPHIA — The Nationals have extended their player development contract with Class AAA Syracuse for another two seasons, the club announced today. The agreement keeps the Nats’ Class AAA affiliate in Syracuse through 2012; the two clubs first became affiliated in 2008. “This decision to extend our Syracuse affiliation was easy for us,” team president…

  10. Strasburg plays catch, heads to D.C.

    Aug 22, 2010, 4:14 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Strasburg was pulled in the fifth inning of last night’s game. PHILADELPHIA — Stephen Strasburg went through his typical day-after-start workout — including playing catch — this morning at Citizens Bank Park before heading back to Washington to undergo an MRI on the strained forearm that forced…

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NL EAST STANDINGS

W L GB
WASHINGTON 71 53 --
ATLANTA 66 60 6.0
MIAMI 63 62 8.5
NEW YORK 59 68 13.5
PHILADELPHIA 55 71 17.0
Through Tuesday's games

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
WED: Diamondbacks at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
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.
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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