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  1. Waiting for resolutions

    Mar 29, 2010, 2:02 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Today's game against the Mets has been rained out. [UPDATE AT 12:36 P.M. — No split-squad game tomorrow, they couldn't get another opponent. So Livan Hernandez and a few other pitchers will stay back here and play in a minor-league intrasquad game while just about every else heads…

  2. Two decisions made, another looming

    Mar 28, 2010, 10:09 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Ian Desmond has made the roster, but what about Scott Olsen? VIERA, Fla. — What began as a lazy Sunday morning at Space Coast Stadium quickly turned into one of the spring' most intriguing days. To recap… – Ian Desmond has made the club and will be the…

  3. Nats vs. Braves — 3/28/10

    Mar 28, 2010, 4:40 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Scott Olsen gets one last chance today to make his case for a rotation spot. VIERA, Fla. — Oh yeah, there's a game today. Sorry, it's been a busy Sunday already here at Space Coast Stadium, what with Ian Desmond beating out Cristian Guzman for the starting shortstop…

  4. Desmond will be starting shortstop

    Mar 28, 2010, 2:03 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Rookie Ian Desmond beat out veteran Cristian Guzman for the regular job at shortstop. [UPDATED AT 12:15 P.M.] VIERA, Fla. — Rookie Ian Desmond will open the season as the Nationals' starting shortstop, though veteran Cristian Guzman will remain on the roster and get regular at-bats at both…

  5. Maxwell to Syracuse

    Mar 28, 2010, 1:06 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Justin Maxwell hit a paltry .102 this spring, leading to his demotion. [UPDATED AT 12:21 P.M.] VIERA, Fla. — Justin Maxwell was optioned to Class AAA Syracuse this morning, ending a disappointing spring that saw the outfielder struggle mightily at the plate despite a golden opportunity to win…

  6. Things coming into focus

    Mar 27, 2010, 9:24 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Craig Stammen continued to make his case for a rotation spot today. PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — A Nationals club that seemed filled with uncertainty not long ago has actually managed to sort plenty of things out over the last couple of weeks. And with nine days still…

  7. Nats (ss) vs. Mets — 3/27/10

    Mar 27, 2010, 3:33 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Cristian Guzman went 3-for-4 with a stolen base against the Mets. PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — It's a beautiful Saturday morning at Tradition Field, where a split-squad of Nationals are facing the Mets today. The other squad, featuring right-hander Jason Marquis, manager Jim Riggleman and the rest of…

  8. Riggleman: Shortstop decision soon

    Mar 26, 2010, 8:41 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Cristian Guzman has looked OK throwing over the last week. VIERA, Fla. — The Nationals may not wait much longer before naming their starting shortstop. Manager Jim Riggleman said today the club needs to make a decision between veteran Cristian Guzman and rookie Ian Desmond soon so the…

  9. Nats vs. Cardinals — 3/26/10

    Mar 26, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER John Lannan struggled early but rebounded over his 5 2/3 innings. VIERA, Fla. — After some vicious storms overnight and a cloudy morning here at Space Coast Stadium, the sun is beginning to emerge and we will have baseball this afternoon. The Cardinals are back in town for…

  10. Figuring out bullpen roles

    Mar 26, 2010, 2:40 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Miguel Batista is likely to serve as a long man in the Nats' bullpen. VIERA, Fla. — Jim Riggleman all but named six members of his Opening Day bullpen this morning: Matt Capps, Brian Bruney, Sean Burnett, Tyler Clippard, Jason Bergmann and Miguel Batista. No huge surprises there,…



x-WASHINGTON 91 64 --
ATLANTA 76 78 14.5
NEW YORK 75 80 16.0
MIAMI 74 81 17.0
x-Clinched NL East title
Through Sunday's early games


x-WASHINGTON (4) 91 64 --
y-LOS ANGELES 88 67 3.0
ST. LOUIS 87 68 4.0
SAN FRANCISCO 84 70 6.5 +0.5
PITTSBURGH 84 71 7.0 --
MILWAUKEE 80 76 11.5 4.5
x-Clinched division title
y-Clinched playoff berth
Through Sunday's early games

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.
SAT: Marlins at Nats, 4:05 p.m.
SUN: Marlins at Nats, 1:35 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.


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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