Worth noting

• Wilson Ramos (strained hamstring) went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run in his first rehab start for Double-A Harrisburg on Saturday night. Ramos started the game at catcher and played five innings. He grounded out to third and struck out looking in his other two at-bats. 

• Williams made batting practice optional for the Nationals on Saturday to provide his players with a chance to rest. Both games against the Astros on Tuesday and Wednesday lasted nearly four hours, while Friday night's game against the Braves went 13 innings.

"There's been a lot of grinding going on the last four days," Williams said. "You just try to give them the opportunity to step back for a minute and not force anything on the field."

Daniel Popper is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.