Worth noting

• Nationals outfielder Denard Span entered the clubhouse declaring that he could play in Sunday's game against the Pirates, and manager Davey Johnson inserted Span into the leadoff spot.

Span missed Saturday's game when he injured his right ankle in the first inning Friday.

Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the time. He also could be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.