Worth noting

Worth noting

Gio Gonzalez pitched with a sore back Tuesday night, but Johnson said the left-hander's back felt "a lot better" Wednesday. Gonzalez is expected to make his next scheduled start.

• Since July 1, Jayson Werth leads all Major League hitters with a .410 batting average.

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