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  1. See you in June, Stephen

    Mar 20, 2010, 3:17 AM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Straburg impressed in three starts, but he probably won't make a fourth. VIERA, Fla. — If this was the end of Stephen Strasburg's spring training cameo … well, bravo, kid. Job well done. Sure, you could look at the two solo homers he served up in the…

  2. Strasburg, Livo, Olsen and shortstops

    Mar 19, 2010, 8:23 PM EDT

    VIERA, Fla. — Plenty of news nuggets to share as the Nationals prepare to host the Cardinals tonight at Space Coast Stadium, so let's get right to them… – Stephen Strasburg obviously starts tonight, and I detailed yesterday why this figures to be his final appearance in a big-league game this spring, but here's more…

  3. Nats vs. Cardinals (ss) — 3/19/10

    Mar 19, 2010, 6:34 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Space Coast Stadium will be packed again tonight for Stephen Strasburg's outing. VIERA, Fla. — And we're back to baseball at Space Coast Stadium. Following yesterday's off-day and a free morning today, the Nationals return to action this evening against a split-squad group from St. Louis that looks…

  4. Last chance to see Strasburg?

    Mar 18, 2010, 8:11 PM EDT

    Photo by Rachel Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Strasburg starts Friday night against the Cardinals. VIERA, Fla. — When the Nationals return to the field tomorrow night, Stephen Strasburg will be on the mound. The rookie right-hander is due to make his third start of the spring, facing the Cardinals for the second time in…

  5. Who’s the new right fielder?

    Mar 18, 2010, 2:29 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Willie Harris could wind up with considerable playing time in right field now. VIERA, Fla. — The Nationals have their lone off-day of the spring today, a welcome respite for those who have been reporting to Space Coast Stadium at the crack of dawn every morning for the…

  6. Debating the Dukes decision

    Mar 17, 2010, 9:51 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Elijah Dukes' Nats career ends with a .256 average, 21 homers and 102 RBI in 188 games. KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Jim Bowden sat behind a conference table in his suite at the Opryland Hotel on Dec. 3, 2007, having just traded for Elijah Dukes at the winter meetings…

  7. Nats vs. Astros — 3/17/10

    Mar 17, 2010, 4:35 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats are back at Osceola County Stadium … again. KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Hello yet again from the spring training home of the Houston Astros, which at this point feels more like the home of the Washington Nationals. This is the third time the Nats have played at…

  8. Elijah Dukes released

    Mar 17, 2010, 2:10 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Elijah Dukes had just three hits in 20 at-bats this spring before his release today. KISSIMMEE, Fla. — The Nationals have unconditionally released outfielder Elijah Dukes, the team announced this morning. [UPDATE AT 11:05 A.M.] Manager Jim Riggleman says Dukes' release was strictly a baseball decision and that…

  9. St. Claire holds no grudges

    Mar 16, 2010, 8:36 PM EDT

    Photo by Rachel Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Randy St. Claire caught on quickly with the Marlins after getting fired by the Nats. VIERA, Fla. — Since the day he signed as an undrafted free agent with the Montreal Expos in 1978, Randy St. Claire had never spent a summer at home in Lake George, N.Y.…

  10. Nats (ss) vs. Marlins (ss) — 3/16/10

    Mar 16, 2010, 4:45 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats host the Marlins at Space Coast Stadium today. VIERA, Fla. — It's a warm, mostly sunny, not-too-windy day here at Space Coast Stadium, a rare convergence of pleasant meteorological events for this spring. One-half of the Nationals' roster made the trip down to Jupiter today to…

Archives

NL EAST STANDINGS

W L GB
WASHINGTON 55 44 --
ATLANTA 55 46 1.0
NEW YORK 48 53 8.0
MIAMI 47 52 8.5
PHILADELPHIA 43 57 12.5
Through Wednesday's games

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
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.
TUE: Nats at Marlins, 7:10 p.m.
WED: Nats at Marlins, 12:40 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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