Bill Ladson

Worth noting

• After injuring his right thumb on Thursday against the Orioles, Ian Desmond was back in the lineup Saturday against the Phillies.

• Manager Matt Williams sat Bryce Harper in favor of Scott Hairston, who has a career .395 batting average against Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels.

Bill Ladson is a reporter for 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.