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  1. Game 40: Nats at Cardinals

    May 18, 2010, 8:45 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats and Cards wrap up their series at Busch Stadium tonight. The Nationals reach the quarter-pole of the season tonight, Game 40 of 162, with a chance to come home with a winning record. Of course, to do that, they'll have to beat Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter,…

  2. Mapping out Strasburg’s schedule

    May 18, 2010, 2:11 PM EDT

    ST. LOUIS — Now that Drew Storen's big-league debut is out of the way, all eyes can shift to the other guy about to debut with the Nationals. (Who would have thought the spotlight would shift off Stephen Strasburg, if only for 24 hours?) We've been outlining in detail the Strasburg Plan for some time…

  3. One BB, one K lead to loss

    May 18, 2010, 4:47 AM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Drew Storen's debut couldn't offset Craig Stammen's rough first or Adam Dunn's strikeout. ST. LOUIS — Years from now, we'll probably remember this as Drew Storen's first major-league appearance, an impressive relief outing that featured a gutsy strikeout of Matt Holliday on a 3-2 fastball, with Albert Pujols…

  4. Wide-eyed Storen soaks it all in

    May 18, 2010, 12:26 AM EDT

    ST. LOUIS — The last 24 hours have been a bit of a blur to Drew Storen, but the rookie reliever has relished every moment of his promotion to the big leagues. Read about Storen’s emotions upon learning of his promotion and his desire to help the Nationals win now on CSNwashington.com. UPDATE AT 12:13…

  5. Dunn scratched

    May 17, 2010, 9:52 PM EDT

    ST. LOUIS — Adam Dunn has been scratched from the Nationals’ lineup, still suffering from flu-like symptoms that sidelined him in Denver over the weekend. Dunn, who was out of the lineup yesterday for the first time this season, reported to Busch Stadium still feeling ill. “I’m fine,” he said. “I’m just really weak.” Manager…

  6. Game 39: Nats at Cardinals

    May 17, 2010, 8:15 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Busch Stadium hosts the Nationals for a quick, two-game series. ST. LOUIS — If yesterday's game at Coors Field was a "must-win" for the Nationals — one they proceeded to lose, 2-1 — what does that make tonight's game at Busch Stadium? Absolutely-must win? Whatever you want to…

  7. Meet me in St. Louis

    May 17, 2010, 12:00 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats hope to score more runs in St. Louis than they did in Colorado. DENVER — When I packed my bags a week ago and embarked on this latest road trip for the Nationals, I was expecting to cover only the first two legs (New York, Colorado)…

  8. The future is now

    May 17, 2010, 2:00 AM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Jim Riggleman will have a new relief option to call upon tomorrow. DENVER — Mike Rizzo never had a set date in mind for Drew Storen's big-league debut. Rizzo's seen enough pitchers develop over the years, and he knows you don't call them up until they're ready for…

  9. Bruney DFA’d

    May 16, 2010, 10:38 PM EDT

    DENVER — Brian Bruney was designated for assignment following today’s 2-1 loss to the Rockies, clearing roster space for Drew Storen to have his contract purchased. Storen will fly to St. Louis tonight and meet the Nationals there. He’ll be in uniform and available out of the bullpen for tomorrow night’s game. More to come…

  10. Storen to join Nats tomorrow

    May 16, 2010, 7:54 PM EDT

    DENVER — Drew Storen is about to join the Nationals' roster. The rookie reliever will have his contract purchased from Class AAA Syracuse and is expected to join the big-league club tomorrow in St. Louis, according to a source within the organization. Storen has dominated at four different levels of the minor leagues since the…

Archives

NL EAST STANDINGS

W L GB
x-WASHINGTON 89 64 --
ATLANTA 76 77 13.0
MIAMI 74 79 15.0
NEW YORK 74 80 15.5
PHILADELPHIA 70 84 19.5
x-Clinched NL East title
Through Friday's games

NL PLAYOFFS STANDINGS

W L GB WCGB
x-WASHINGTON 89 64 --
y-LOS ANGELES 88 66 1.5
ST. LOUIS 86 68 3.5
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SAN FRANCISCO 84 69 5.0 +1.0
PITTSBURGH 83 70 6.0 --
MILWAUKEE 79 75 10.5 4.5
x-Clinched division title
y-Clinched playoff berth
Through Friday's games

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
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.
WED: Mets at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
THU: Mets at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
FRI: Marlins at Nats (DH), 1:05 p.m., 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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