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  1. Mutual respect

    Apr 23, 2010, 12:48 AM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Colorado's Ubaldo Jimenez had his way with the Nationals this afternoon. Livan Hernandez first saw Ubaldo Jimenez pitch late in 2008, during his brief stint with the Rockies, and immediately sensed greatness out of the young right-hander with the cannon arm. "He's got the stuff to win 20…

  2. No surgery for Marquis

    Apr 22, 2010, 11:59 PM EDT

    Despite loose bodies and inflammation in his right elbow, Jason Marquis will not need surgery. The right-hander received a second opinion today from Cincinnati orthopedist Tim Kremchek, who confirmed the same diagnosis made yesterday by Nationals team doctor Wiemi Douoguih. Marquis, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list yesterday, received a cortisone shot. He…

  3. Game 16: Rockies at Nats

    Apr 22, 2010, 5:05 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nationals look to take three of four from the Rockies. There may not be a better pitching matchup all season in the major leagues than the one we'll see this afternoon at Nationals Park. OK, that may be a bit of a stretch, because few would consider…

  4. Nats show grit, but no one’s watching

    Apr 22, 2010, 4:25 AM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Wil Nieves congratulates Matt Capps at the conclusion of tonight's 6-4 win. It could have been a fantastic moment at Nationals Park: Matt Capps on the mound, a 2-2 count on Ian Stewart with the tying runners on base in the ninth inning of a tense ballgame. And…

  5. Zimmerman update

    Apr 22, 2010, 2:59 AM EDT

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    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Ryan Zimmerman clutches his right hamstring after getting hurt in the eighth inning. When Ryan Zimmerman pulled up lame at second base on a seventh-inning double tonight, the easy assumption was that the Nationals’ No. 3 hitter had re-injured the left hamstring that left him out of the…

  6. Marquis to DL, Atilano to replace

    Apr 22, 2010, 2:53 AM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Jason Marquis has been placed on the 15-day DL with an elbow injury. [UPDATED AT 11:32 P.M.] The Nationals have placed Jason Marquis on the 15-day disabled list after an enhanced MRI revealed "floating bodies" in his right elbow, general manager Mike Rizzo said. Marquis, who was battered…

  7. Nats won’t rush dominant Strasburg

    Apr 21, 2010, 11:51 PM EDT

    Through three starts at Class AA Harrisburg, Stephen Strasburg is 2-0 with an 0.73 ERA and a 17-to-3 strikeout-to-walk ratio. But Mike Rizzo isn’t about to alter his predetermined plan for the right-hander’s ascension through the Nats’ farm system and up to the major leagues. Read the full story, with Rizzo’s take after seeing Strasburg…

  8. Weekly minor-league report

    Apr 21, 2010, 10:20 PM EDT

    Bill Gluvna of the Nationals' PR department puts together a comprehensive minor-league report every week, complete with some outstanding puns on player names. The guy puts so much effort into these things, it only seems right to republish it in its entirety for all of you. So, enjoy… NATIONALS MINOR-LEAGUE REPORT — 4/21/10 This Week's…

  9. Game 15: Rockies at Nats

    Apr 21, 2010, 7:30 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The tarp has been covering the infield at Nationals Park all day. It's been a miserable day around the D.C. area, but they're hoping to play baseball tonight on South Capitol Street. Actually, looking at the radar and the extended forecast for the evening, it looks like there's…

  10. Strasburg vs. the rain

    Apr 21, 2010, 2:09 PM EDT

    File photo by Rachel Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Strasburg, who made his season debut April 11, is back on the mound this morning. The Nationals have a firm plan in place for Stephen Strasburg this year. They won't come right out and provide public details, but it's pretty clear the top draft pick will…

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NL EAST STANDINGS

W L GB MN
WASHINGTON 78 59 -- 18
ATLANTA 72 67 7.0
MIAMI 67 70 11.0
NEW YORK 65 74 14.0
PHILADELPHIA 64 74 14.5
Through Tuesday's games

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
WED: Nats at Dodgers, 3:10 p.m.
THU: OFF
FRI: Phillies at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
SAT: Phillies at Nats, 4:05 p.m.
SUN: Phillies at Nats, 1:35 p.m.
MON: Braves at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
TUE: Braves at Nats, 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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