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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. Opportunity awaits

    Apr 14, 2010, 1:57 PM EDT

    Following a brief respite yesterday — just wondering, when's the last time a team's home opener was rained out and they actually needed to use that built-in off-day? — the Nationals return to Citizens Bank Park tonight for game two of a three-game set with the Phillies. This will already be the fifth game between…

  7. Dunn’s strange start

    Apr 13, 2010, 2:35 PM EDT

    There is perhaps no more consistent offensive player in baseball than Adam Dunn, who pretty much knows on Opening Day what his numbers will look like come October 1: 40 homers, 100 RBI, more than 100 walks. So Dunn isn't overly concerned on April 13 that his home run total still stands at zero and…

  8. Earning respect

    Apr 12, 2010, 11:58 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Jason Marquis didn't respond well to adversity in the fourth inning today. PHILADELPHIA — Inside his office following today's 7-4 loss to the Phillies — an eminently winnable game that went awry over two disastrous innings — Jim Riggleman talked about his team needing to get more respect.…

  9. Flores cleared to throw, Wang progressing

    Apr 12, 2010, 7:12 PM EDT

    PHILADELPHIA — Catcher Jesus Flores, still trying to recover from a major shoulder injury, has been cleared to resume throwing again. Meanwhile, right-hander Chien-Ming Wang, recovering from his own shoulder surgery, is progressing and is on target to join the Nationals’ rotation in early-to-mid-June. Here’s a full update on both players on CSNwashington.com.

  10. Game 7: Nats at Phillies

    Apr 12, 2010, 5:30 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Phillies host the Nats this afternoon in the home opener at Citizens Bank Park. PHILADELPHIA — So, how many Nationals fans do you think will be at Citizens Bank Park today for the Phillies' home opener? Something tells me it won't quite compare to last Monday's invasion…

Archives

NLDS: NATIONALS VS. GIANTS

FRI: Game 1 at Washington, 3:07 p.m. (FS1)
SAT: Game 2 at Washington, 5:37 p.m. (FS1)
MON: Game 3 at San Francisco, TBA (MLBN)
TUE: Game 4 at San Francisco, TBA (FS1)*
THU: Game 5 at Washington, TBA (FS1)*
*if necessary

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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