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• Asked about how his bullpen was doing after a work-free day Wednesday night, courtesy of Gio Gonzalez and his complete-game victory, Nationals manager Davey Johnson smiled.

"They've been smiling all day, too, just like Gio. It was very well needed," he said. "We're good to go now."

• Entering Thursday, the Nationals had hit 121 home runs in 111 games. They've only hit more than one homer per game once, in 2006, when they racked up 164 in 162 games.

• The Nats' 28 unearned runs allowed this season were tied with the Cubs for the fewest in the National League entering Thursday.

• Asked about how his bullpen was doing after a work-free day Wednesday night, courtesy of Gio Gonzalez and his complete-game victory, Nationals manager Davey Johnson smiled.

"They've been smiling all day, too, just like Gio. It was very well needed," he said. "We're good to go now."

• Entering Thursday, the Nationals had hit 121 home runs in 111 games. They've only hit more than one homer per game once, in 2006, when they racked up 164 in 162 games.

• The Nats' 28 unearned runs allowed this season were tied with the Cubs for the fewest in the National League entering Thursday.