The crowd at Nationals Park assumed Matt Williams walked to the mound in the 7th inning to take Doug Fister out. Instead, the rookie manager gave everyone reason to stand and applaud.
It was a tense atmosphere on Monday night as the Nationals opened a big three-game series against the Atlanta Braves and came away victorious.
The Sun Monster struck twice in Sunday's Nationals win. Denard Span and Matt Williams spoke about it a day later.
Ryan Zimmerman still has several steps to take before returning from his hamstring injury, something that may not happen until the season's final week.
Rafael Soriano began the process of fixing his mechanics on Monday with a bullpen session in front of pitching coach Steve McCatty.