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“I trust my eyes,” Johnson said. “If I see him falling back into some of the habits with that bad shoulder, I pretty much know whether he’s telling me anything or not.”

NOTES: RookieTyler Moore’s three-run home run Tuesday night was measured at 461 feet by Hittracker, the longest home run by any Nationals player this season by 21 feet.

• First baseman Adam LaRoche was out of the lineup Wednesday — a routine day off, Johnson said.