Worth noting

• Outfielder Nate McLouth is dealing with a sore right hand, according to Williams. It didn't help that he ripped the scab off the index finger during batting practice Monday. McLouth originally hurt the hand making a diving catch against the Dodgers on May 5 at Nationals Park.

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.