Worth noting

• Johnson doesn't plan to shave until the Nationals start hitting. Entering Friday's action, the team had a .225 batting average, which ranked 29th in the big leagues.

"I figured [the face] couldn't get any uglier, so what the heck," Johnson said. "Hopefully, I can shave soon."

• Outfielder Jayson Werth will but out least another two weeks because of a right hamstring injury, according to Johnson.

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.