• Werth was back in the starting lineup against the Mets on Thursday after he was pulled on Wednesday because of shoulder and neck tightness.
• Baseball America named Michael Taylor -- the Nationals' No. 3 prospect, according to MLB.com -- as the best batting prospect, fastest baserunner, best defensive outfielder and most exciting player in the Double-A Eastern League. Taylor was promoted from Harrisburg to Triple-A Syracuse on Monday.
Daniel Popper is an associate reporter for MLB.com. He also can be found on Twitter @danielrpopper. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.