• Pitching coach Steve McCatty's reacted with pride, but also tempered excitement, to Zimmermann's first nine-inning complete game Monday night, saying afterward, "I'm happy for him, but I don't put a whole lot of stock in it." Wonder why? McCatty threw 45 complete games in 161 career starts, and he surpassed the nine-inning mark five times in his career, including a 14-inning loss to the Mariners on Aug. 10, 1980.
In other words: Pitching a complete game was more or less just part of the job description back in McCatty's day.
"Well, yeah," McCatty said, "and I want them to learn that. It's nice. It's always fun to get a complete game.
• With Span and Harper out Tuesday night, Werth returned to the leadoff spot he occupied down the stretch last year, and Ryan Zimmerman moved back up to the third spot in the batting order.
• Zimmerman's 19 career home runs against the Marlins, the latest of which came Monday night, are the most he has hit against any club. He's gone deep 16 times against Atlanta, which ranks second.