• Outfielder Nate McLouth, who tore some skin off his right index finger making a highlight catch on Monday, was not in the lineup for a second straight game on Wednesday. Before the lineup was announced, Williams had said he was waiting to see how McLouth was able to hit pregame before deciding if he would start. The injury could affect McLouth's ability to grip the bat properly.
Nonetheless, McLouth was available in case of emergency on Tuesday, and Williams said he would be able to come off the bench again on Wednesday.
• With McLouth out, Kevin Frandsen started in left field, his eighth start there this year out of 11 for his career.