Four games in the scheme of a baseball season is nothing, and Jayson Werth would not let four games sway his feeling toward his swing. Even as strikeouts mounted and his average sounded like a Bingo cal — "OH, 71! .071!" — Werth insisted he felt good at the plate.

"I felt like I've been swinging the bat pretty good since the middle of January, really," Werth said. "But I haven't had a whole lot to show for it."

Now, after just one night, he does. Werth entered Tuesday's 6-2 Nationals win 1 for 14 with seven strikeouts. Then Werth went 4 for 5 with a double and two RBI, his first four-hit game since June 27, 2009. Werth, obviously, had not produced a four-hit game with the Nationals. Only twice last year did he have a game with three hits and multiple RBI