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  1. State of the Nats: Braves come to town

    Sep 17, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Top storylines: Braves come to town – Winners of eight of their last nine, the Nationals now welcome the big, bad Braves to Washington for their final series of the season. The Braves have had their way with the Nats this year, going 12-4 up until this point in the season series. It should be the…

  2. Detwiler, Strasburg working their way back

    Sep 14, 2013, 6:22 PM EDT

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    With all the winning the Nats have been doing lately, it’s easy to forget they still aren’t full strength. Ross Detwiler, their fifth starter, has been on the disabled list since July 7 with a lower back strain and now Stephen Strasburg, their ace, is on the mend. Both starters are working their way back…

  3. Ohlendorf fills in; Zimmerman homers

    Sep 14, 2013, 12:18 PM EDT

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    To us reporters, it was quite a surprise seeing Ross Ohlendorf’s name on the Nationals lineup card in the clubhouse on Friday afternoon. Normally if there is something unexpected in the Nats’ lineup, it’s just a position player getting the day off. But this time it was Stephen Strasburg’s name that was missing and it…

  4. Nats make it seven straight

    Sep 14, 2013, 12:50 AM EDT

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    These days just about everything is going the Nationals’ way. Returning home for a ten game homestand, the Nats pulled Stephen Strasburg from his start in a surprise move because of forearm soreness. In came Ross Ohlendorf who had been a disaster since July, and off he went with a 31-pitch inning that saw an…

  5. Instant Analysis: Nats 6, Phillies 1

    Sep 13, 2013, 10:09 PM EDT

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    Game in a nutshell: Ross Ohlendorf was thrown in to start after Stephen Strasburg was a late scratch on Friday night, and the veteran delivered. He threw 31 pitches in the first inning and allowed an early run, but settled in and worked five innings with the help of a large lead provided by his…

  6. Strasburg scratched with forearm tightness

    Sep 13, 2013, 5:39 PM EDT

    No DL yet for Strasburg

    [Updated 6:23 p.m.] Though they’ve won eight of their last nine games, not all is well for the Nats as they return home on Friday. Stephen Strasburg was scratched before his expected start against the Philadelphia Phillies due to forearm tightness. The Nats’ ace felt the injury during a bullpen session on Thursday in New…

  7. Game 147: Phillies at Nats

    Sep 13, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

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    The Nationals return home having won six consecutive games and eight of their last nine. Tonight they try and keep it going with the first of a three-game series against the Phillies. The Nats will open their homestand without Stephen Strasburg who was a late scratch due to forearm tightness. Ross Ohlendorf is starting in…

  8. Game 142: Nats at Marlins

    Sep 8, 2013, 12:40 PM EDT

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    As they await word from D.C. on Bryce Harper’s hip — which is being examined by team medical director Wiemi Douoguih — the Nationals wrap up their series in Miami, trying to take two of three and improve to four games over the .500 mark for the first time since they were 23-19 way back…

  9. Roark will start Saturday, Ohlendorf to bullpen

    Sep 4, 2013, 6:35 PM EDT

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    PHILADELPHIA — Tanner Roark will make his first big-league start Saturday night, selected by Nationals manager Davey Johnson to pitch against the Marlins in place of veteran Ross Ohlendorf, who will move to the bullpen. Johnson had said for a couple of weeks he wanted to give Roark a chance to start at least a…

  10. Crushing loss leaves Nats in bigger hole

    Sep 3, 2013, 12:29 AM EDT

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    PHILADELPHIA — If and when the Nationals officially are eliminated from the playoff race later this month — and “when” is looking more and more likely than “if” at the moment — they may be tempted to harken back to their toughest losses of the season, the ones that they just knew would come back…

  11. Instant analysis: Phillies 3, Nats 2

    Sep 2, 2013, 10:11 PM EDT

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    Game in a nutshell: A 9-game road trip for the Nationals opened with a big-time pitching showdown between Stephen Strasburg and Cole Hamels, and the matchup lived up to the billing. Each ace allowed only one run on two hits, though neither factored into the decision, departing with the game tied 1-1. The Nationals took…

  12. Game 137: Nats at Phillies

    Sep 2, 2013, 3:35 PM EDT

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    PHILADELPHIA — Hello from Citizens Bank Park, where it was raining a short while ago (hence the tarp covering the infield in the accompanying photo) but has since cleared up. There is a slight chance of more rain later tonight, which at this point should come as no surprise because Stephen Strasburg is on the…

  13. Instant Analysis: Nats 6, Mets 5

    Sep 1, 2013, 11:18 PM EDT

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    Game in a nutshell: Ross Ohlendorf got the Nationals off to a poor start against the Mets with three runs allowed through the first three innings. It seemed everything he tossed found the barrel of a bat as even pitcher Jonathon Niese got in on the fun. One of the hits allowed included a solo…

  14. Ohlendorf to start Sunday, Roark will get his shot

    Aug 30, 2013, 5:54 PM EDT

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    Ross Ohlendorf it is. Davey Johnson confirmed before Friday’s game the veteran right-hander will indeed start for the Nationals on Sunday night, and ruled out Stephen Strasburg’s availability to pitch a day early. Strasburg threw a bullpen session on Friday and is fine after feeling tightness in his back in his previous start. Tanner Roark…

  15. Strasburg unlikely to start Sunday

    Aug 29, 2013, 6:18 PM EDT

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    Though Stephen Strasburg threw just 22 pitches in his start on Wednesday night, Davey Johnson does not expect to adjust his rotation to let the right-hander pitch on Sunday. Johnson said things can still change, but at this point he is looking at Ross Ohlendorf as the likely choice to face the New York Mets.…

  16. Strasburg could return to pitch Sunday

    Aug 29, 2013, 11:42 AM EDT

    Associated Press

    After throwing only 22 pitches before his start was cut short by a lengthy rain delay, Stephen Strasburg could return to pitch on short rest and take the mound Sunday night against the Mets. Manager Davey Johnson said he will consider bringing Strasburg back on three days’ rest, provided the right-hander experiences no physical setbacks…

  17. Nats grind out another win

    Aug 29, 2013, 1:19 AM EDT

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    Perhaps during his dark days of 2011, or perhaps even earlier this season when he was still rediscovering his swing, Jayson Werth would have been pitched to in the seventh inning of a tie game and the go-ahead run in scoring position. Not these days, though, not with Werth as productive and as feared as…

  18. Instant analysis: Nats 4, Marlins 3

    Aug 28, 2013, 11:19 PM EDT

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    Game in a nutshell: Stephen Strasburg was hoping to take aim at yet another deep start, but a 1-hour, 12-minute rain delay in the bottom of the second spoiled that plan. Both Strasburg and Marlins starter Henderson Alvarez didn’t return after the delay, so this became a battle of bullpens. The Nationals’ relief corps won…

  19. Game 132: Marlins at Nats

    Aug 28, 2013, 3:25 PM EDT

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    The last six times Stephen Strasburg has taken the mound — and not subsequently been ejected — he has pitched at least seven innings for the Nationals. The last two times, he has made it to the ninth, coming within one out last week of his second career complete game. What does tonight have in…

  20. State of the Nats – 8/26

    Aug 26, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Team Record: 65-65 (24-26) N.L. East Standings Wild Card Standings Offensive Game of the Week: Jayson Werth 8/21 vs. Cubs – 1 for 3, HR (18), 2 R, 3 RBI, 2 BB Pitching Line of the Week: Jordan Zimmermann 8/24 vs. Royals – 7.2 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, BB, 7 SO, 114 pitches, 78 strikeouts Top…

Archives

NL EAST STANDINGS

W L GB
WASHINGTON 57 47 --
ATLANTA 58 48 --
MIAMI 53 53 5.0
NEW YORK 51 56 7.5
PHILADELPHIA 47 60 11.5
Through Tuesday's early games

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
WED: Nats at Marlins, 12:40 p.m.
THU: Phillies at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
FRI: Phillies at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
SAT: Phillies at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
SUN: Phillies at Nats, 1:35 p.m.
MON: Orioles at Nats, 7:05 p.m. TUE: Mets 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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