(Editor: Let's hold the Nationals obituary column for later this week. Will find another subject for Monday paper. Boz.)

Oh, sorry. Got to keep those internal memos more confidential.

After the Nationals went 0-10-1 in their previous 11 games, Manager Davey Johnson went to several of his everyday players, who'd been leaving games after three at-bats and seldom going to road games at all, and said, "You'll be playing a little more .?.?. Jayson Werth, you've got nine [innings]."

"It's about time," said Werth.