"He came out to the first hitter the [fourth] inning, and he just didn't have the life on it that he had before in the game," Nationals catcher Matt Wieters said. "So I just wanted to go out there and make sure we don't do any damage to something that hopefully we can get fixed quick and get him back out there."
"I don't like the fact of somebody else telling me when I can go out and when I can't go out, but I understand the point," said Washington catcher Matt Wieters, a four-time All-Star. "There actually is an advantage to catchers and pitchers who can get on the same page without having to take the mound visit. So I like that side of it, of both people will have to put their homework in as opposed to one kind of walking the other one through the game."