Worth noting

Worth noting

• Several Nationals players again wore Navy hats during batting practice Wednesday. Adm. James A Winnefeld, Jr., vice chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, distributed the hats Tuesday morning in light of Monday's shooting at the nearby Naval Sea Systems Command headquarters.

"Everybody cherished the hats," Johnson said. "I just think it was a show of solidarity that we wear them through the anthem, in respect toward the military, tragedy and the service. All the above. As far as wearing them out there [in a game], a lot of them didn't fit, so I don't know how comfortable guys would be with hats that don't fit and fly off, although our hats seem to fly off a lot anyway."

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.