• Lance Berkman, who was off Friday, is only hitting .167 (4-for-24) but he has eight walks in 10 games.
• Washington on the changing style of offensive baseball: "Teams are trying to play baseball. It used to be teams would send those big bats up and try to power you to death. Now you have to play baseball. Look at the playoffs, it all comes down to execution. Look at the Giants, they did nothing but execute. It all comes down to playing total baseball."
• Washington on spending two days in Las Vegas: "I'm excited because it's a nice break in the routine. It's been a long spring. Even our off-days have come at the right time."
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