• Johnson said he wouldn't shave until the team started hitting, but after three straight games of double-digit hits, he was asked Monday what would qualify as enough hitting to prompt a shave.
"Anything over five [runs] is fine," he said with a smile.
• Nationals hitting coach Rick Eckstein coached first base Monday in place of Tony Tarasco, who was excused from the game because of the birth of his child.
• On Monday, the Nationals secured outright waivers on Yunesky Maya, who was designated for assignment Friday. Maya was assigned to Triple-A Syracuse.