Leaving the field after the first inning, Jayson Werth and Gio Gonzalez exchanged some not-so-friendly words. It continued in the dugout, as Werth went up the tunnel and Gonzalez had to be held back by teammates.
There were two speculated possibilities—that Gonzalez was upset that Werth had been a bit lackadaisical reeling in a double, or that Werth was mad Gonzalez failed to cover first in time to turn a double play. Though Gonzalez would only say that what happened "stays between me and Werth," Davey Johnson was under no such gag order.
"Oh, just a little camaraderie going on," Johnson said with a smile. "Jayson sometimes can get a little vocal. He thought that Gio was a little late covering first, and he was, but he falls towards third and with a bad back and falling toward third, he didn't get over there."
"Spirits are high," Johnson continued. "I like it." Which is how to treat a spat in a game you go on to win, the Nats' fourth in a row.
Here's another angle of the run-in, via Hot Corner.