Since returning from the All-Star break, outfielder Michael Morse is 0-for-8 with six strikeouts -- three in each of the first two games against the Marlins. While the six strikeouts are as many as Morse had in the first seven games of July, Johnson isn't too concerned.
"He's just in between the fastball and the breaking ball," Johnson said. "He's a better hitter than that. He'll come out of it."
The Nationals have allowed seven steals in the first two games after the break. The Marlins stole three bases on Friday, and then they swiped four bags against righty Craig Stammen during his two innings of relief on Saturday.
"[That's] on the pitcher," Johnson said. "Our delivery is really slow to the plate."
The four stolen bases matched the number of steals Stammen allowed in his first 32 appearances this season.