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  1. Some numbers to ponder

    Apr 16, 2010, 3:15 PM EDT

    As the Nationals continue to digest yesterday's tense, 7-5 victory over the Phillies, their 4-5 overall record and the start of a 10-game homestand tonight, here are a few interesting stats that hopefully put the last 11 days into perspective… – At 4-5, the Nats have their best record nine games into the season since…

  2. An encouraging 4-5

    Apr 16, 2010, 12:25 AM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Matt Capps and Ivan Rodriguez celebrate after securing the Nats' 7-5 win. PHILADELPHIA — Admit it, if someone said two weeks ago the Nationals would open the season 4-5 (with six of those games coming against the Phillies) you would have jumped for joy. They'd never fully admit…

  3. Maxwell’s "blessed" week

    Apr 15, 2010, 8:44 PM EDT

    PHILADELPHIA — From the birth of his daughter to his promotion to the Nationals to a lot of time spent in his 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix, Justin Maxwell had a whirlwind week. Read all about it in this piece on CSNwashington.com.

  4. Game 9: Nats at Phillies

    Apr 15, 2010, 6:40 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats look to avoid a sweep this afternoon at Citizens Bank Park. PHILADELPHIA — Whew, busy day already here at Citizens Bank Park. If you haven't seen all the roster moves, check the homepage for details, but in a nutshell… – Jason Bergmann was designated for assignment,…

  5. Mock lands on DL with neck injury

    Apr 15, 2010, 6:09 PM EDT

    PHILADELPHIA — Garrett Mock has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a neck injury that cropped up after the right-hander was optioned to Class AAA Syracuse over the weekend, thus negating his demotion. Mock, who had remained with the Nationals in order to throw a regular bullpen session Monday in Philadelphia, felt a…

  6. Bergmann DFA’d

    Apr 15, 2010, 4:25 PM EDT

    [UPDATED AT 2:23 P.M.] PHILADELPHIA — Right-hander Jason Bergmann has been designated for assignment, clearing space on the Nationals' roster for lefty Scott Olsen. Bergmann, who was out of options, has 10 days to either be traded, claimed by another club or pass through waivers and be outrighted to Class AAA Syracuse. General manager Mike…

  7. Olsen, Maxwell recalled

    Apr 15, 2010, 3:20 PM EDT

    PHILADELPHIA — Well, Scott Olsen is definitely starting today. So is Justin Maxwell, who is in the Nationals’ lineup. We haven’t gotten an official announcement, but it’s clear Maxwell replaces Roger Bernadina. As for who got sent down to make room for Olsen … still awaiting word on that. I’ll put together the formal gameday…

  8. Roster shuffling

    Apr 15, 2010, 4:22 AM EDT

    PHILADELPHIA — The Nationals are expected to recall Scott Olsen from Class AAA Syracuse before tomorrow’s series finale at Citizens Bank Park, though they did not make that move official following tonight’s 14-7 loss to the Phillies. The club did announce outfielder Roger Bernadina has been optioned to Syracuse. More moves are expected in the…

  9. Making sense of the nonsensical

    Apr 15, 2010, 4:05 AM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Tonight's ugliness, spelled out in numbers. PHILADELPHIA — Inside a mostly silent clubhouse underneath Citizens Bank Park tonight, one Nationals pitcher had a look of pure dumbfoundedness on his face as he tried to dissect his staff's overall performance against the Phillies so far this season. "It's not…

  10. Game 8: Nats at Phillies

    Apr 14, 2010, 7:27 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Kyle Kendrick delivers tonight's first pitch to Nyjer Morgan. PHILADELPHIA — We're back at Citizens Bank Park for game two of this interrupted, three-game series, and this one may be more notable for who's not in the lineup than who's in. For the Nationals, Ryan Zimmerman is out…

Archives

NL EAST STANDINGS

W L GB
WASHINGTON 54 43 --
ATLANTA 54 45 1.0
MIAMI 46 52 8.5
NEW YORK 46 53 9.0
PHILADELPHIA 43 56 12.0
Through Monday's games

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
TUE: Nats at Rockies, 8:40 p.m.
WED: Nats at Rockies, 3:10 p.m.
THU: OFF
FRI: Nats at Reds, 7:10 p.m.
SAT: Nats at Reds, 4:05 p.m.
SUN: Nats at Reds, 1:10 p.m.
MON: Nats at Marlins, 7:10 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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