• With a day-night doubleheader coming up Saturday, Williams hinted at some roster movements to come. The Nationals are currently carrying eight relievers, which leaves just four position players on the bench.
"It's a function of where we're at," Williams said. "We may look even further over the next day regarding the doubleheader coming up and we've got an extra guy for the second game of that doubleheader. We may look at potentially a reliever over the next day, as well. We just want to make sure that we get through the double header certainly healthy."
• Entering play Thursday, the Nationals are 34-3 when scoring four or more runs.
Joe Popely is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.