• A few days after Johnson mentioned that Ian Desmond has been dealing with a hamstring injury, the shortstop was again in the starting lineup on Thursday.
"He hasn't come in and said, 'I need a day off.' And I'm certainly not going to ask him," Johnson said. "I love to watch him play."
In the event that Desmond does miss a game, Johnson said that he would likely start recent callup Zach Walters at shortstop.
Tom Schad is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.