"He still has to [pitch] back-to-back [games] still," Williams said. "Ordinarily, you leave him in that inning. We didn't want him to throw too many pitches [against the Mets].
"Any time a hitter gets in an advantageous count, it's to their advantage, regardless of who is out there. That was just the case today."
Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the time. He also could be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.