Found April 10, 2012 on The Nats Blog:

With this week's episode, the Washington Nationals regular season is officially underway, and there's quite a bit to talk about.  At the top of the ledger is injuries and the issues with Drew Storen's elbow.  We talk Michael Morse and Rick Ankiel, and Anthony Rendon's ankle, too.  We spent a lot of time talking about Adam LaRoche's crazy start, and if you throw in some pitching talk, some offensive concerns, recaps of the first series, and some series previews, you have a full lid on this week's episode.

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