Worth noting

Worth noting

• Adam LaRoche missed his second consecutive game on Saturday with flu-like symptoms, and he is still day to day.

"I think it's the full-blown flu, not just a 24-hour thing," Johnson said, "so I told him, 'Don't rush in here, just try to sleep.'"

• Rizzo said that 2012 first-round Draft pick Lucas Giolito is progressing nicely in his rehab from Tommy John surgery. Giolito has pitched six innings in the Gulf Coast League, allowing a combined two earned runs with six walks and eight strikeouts.

"He's throwing free and easy, he has no pain, his recovery is great," Rizzo said. "His arm feels normal, strong, and his velocity's been great. That's the first sign that the rehab is going according to plan."

Tom Schad is an associate reporter for MLB.com. 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.