Worth noting

• Johnson said he believed that closer Rafael Soriano was available for Tuesday's game. Soriano missed Monday as his wife had a baby boy.

• Johnson also joked about how the local broadcast showed the former second baseman doing some push-ups during Monday's game. "I was trying to get some blood flowing. I didn't know it was going to be televised," he said with a laugh.

• The Nationals (10-9) entered Tuesday as one of just three teams in the Major Leagues that had a winning record with a negative run differential; they were minus 15.

Jeff Seidel is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.