• According to the Elias Sports Bureau, when Todd Frazier and Zack Cozart each hit two home runs in the Reds' 15-0 win over the Nationals on Friday, it was the first time in Reds history (which goes back to the 1800s) that they had multiple-homer games by their starting shortstop and third baseman in the same game.
Frazier and Cozart were the first starting shortstop-third base tandem to each go deep twice in a game for a National League team since the Pirates' Jackie Hernandez and Richie Hebner did that in 1971 for a Pittsburgh team that would go on to win the World Series.
• The 43 strikeouts accumulated so far by Reds pitchers are a franchise record for the first four games of a season. The previous mark of 39 was set in 1990, the year Cincinnati last won the World Series.
• The Reds paid tribute in pregame ceremonies to Washington manager Davey Johnson, who in 1995 led the Reds to their last division championship and postseason appearance before the 2010 team won the NL Central title. That was the last of Johnson's two-plus seasons as Cincinnati's manager.
Mark Schmetzer is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.