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  1. Another close game

    May 28, 2010, 12:56 AM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Craig Stammen pitched well enough to win, but that wasn't enough today. SAN FRANCISCO — What if Adam Dunn's drive off Barry Zito had traveled 12 inches farther and not ricocheted back on the field? What if Nate Schierholtz was unable to reach down and drive Sean Burnett's…

  2. Martin will start Saturday

    May 27, 2010, 11:35 PM EDT

    SAN FRANCISCO — Right-hander J.D. Martin will be recalled from Class AAA Syracuse to start Saturday night’s game in San Diego, a club source confirmed. Martin, 27, is 2-1 with a 2.97 ERA in six starts with the Chiefs and last pitched Saturday against Toledo. The Nationals will wait until after tomorrow night’s game to…

  3. Game 48: Nats at Giants

    May 27, 2010, 5:02 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats and Giants play the rubber game at AT&T Park this afternoon. SAN FRANCISCO — OK, the above photo is totally misleading. I took it yesterday, when the sun was shining and the backdrop was beautiful. Today, it's gray, overcast and currently pouring. The forecast is not…

  4. Taking down the best

    May 27, 2010, 6:36 AM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Tim Lincecum struggled all night against a patient Nats lineup. SAN FRANCISCO — There was no concerted effort among every member of the Nationals' lineup tonight to work the count against Tim Lincecum, to make the best pitcher on the planet use up all his bullets early in…

  5. About Strasburg’s debut…

    May 27, 2010, 1:08 AM EDT

    SAN FRANCISCO — I know everyone out there is flustered over the date of Stephen Strasburg’s debut, with those who have already purchased tickets for June 4 against the Reds upset that they’re hearing reports it won’t happen that night. A couple of points… 1. The Nationals have not determined the precise date of Strasburg’s…

  6. Game 47: Nats at Giants

    May 26, 2010, 10:45 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Luis Atilano takes on Tim Lincecum tonight at AT&T Park. SAN FRANCISCO — As you can tell from the above photo, it's an absolutely gorgeous day here at AT&T Park. You can also see how spectacular this ballpark is from the upper deck, with the complete view of…

  7. How the Nats could beat Lincecum

    May 26, 2010, 5:30 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Nyjer Morgan needs to get on base for the Nats to have a chance tonight. SAN FRANCISCO — The Nationals may not face a stiffer challenge all season than they will tonight, with two-time Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum on the mound for the Giants against rookie…

  8. One "stupid" inning does in Livo

    May 26, 2010, 6:05 AM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Livan Hernandez gets some counsel from Wil Nieves and Steve McCatty. SAN FRANCISCO — Livan Hernandez stood at his locker in the visitors clubhouse at AT&T Park, a quizzical look on his face as he tried to explain the five-batter sequence that cost him and the Nationals tonight's…

  9. A serious test of catching depth

    May 26, 2010, 3:13 AM EDT

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    SAN FRANCISCO — Jesus Flores was supposed to be insurance in case Ivan Rodriguez got hurt. Jamie Burke was supposed to be insurance in case Flores got hurt. Chris Coste was supposed to be insurance in case they all got hurt. Thus, will all four of those catchers currently battling injuries, the Nationals are left…

  10. Game 46: Nats at Giants

    May 25, 2010, 10:23 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER AT&T Park, home of the Giants, sopping wet today. SAN FRANCISCO — Hello from beautiful AT&T Park, along the San Francisco Bay and McCovey Cove. This is one of the prettiest venues in the major leagues, and my view from the press box (which is as close to…

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NL EAST STANDINGS

W L GB
WASHINGTON 73 53 --
ATLANTA 67 61 7.0
MIAMI 63 63 10.0
NEW YORK 60 68 14.0
PHILADELPHIA 56 71 17.5
Through Thursday's games

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
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.
WED: Nats at Phillies, 7:05 p.m.
THU: OFF
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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