Worth noting

• Tyler Clippard did not practice with the Nationals on Saturday because he was granted permission to spend time with his grandmother, who recently turned 90, according to manager Davey Johnson. Clippard will return to the team Sunday.

• The Nationals will have full-squad workouts for the first time on Sunday. Johnson said he would like his pitchers to do a better job of holding baserunners. Last season, opposing runners stole bases 86 percent of the time. Johnson and the pitchers will spend a lot more time on pickoff plays. Johnson also wants to see his team do a better job on rundown plays.