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MASN Sports Aug 29, 2015

Williams on Desmond's durability, Span, Taylor and Escobar - Byron Kerr

With all the injuries the Nationals have had to deal with this season, one constant in the lineup has been starting shortstop Ian Desmond. He was given a day off here and there because his offensive game wasn't as consistent...
Washington Post Aug 11, 2015

Nats Journal: Ian Desmond’s second-half power surge continues

Ian Desmond finished a miserable first half with a .211 batting average and seven home runs in 348 plate appearances. The offensive struggles wore on the three-time Silver Slugger, playing in his final year season before free agency. There have still been a few hiccups, but slowly, Desmond has made the adjustments in the second half to change the course of his season.Read full article >>
The Nationals Enquirer Aug 11, 2015

West Coast Swing

Ian Desmond blasted two home runs last night in LA. "This is going to be a big road trip for us. It was good to get it started with a W." (Ian Desmond, via Washington Post, 8/11/2015) Nationals 8, Dodgers...
CSN Washington Aug 11, 2015

Desmond homers twice as Nats drub Dodgers

Ian Desmond hit his 13th and 14th homers of the season and Gio Gonzalez threw eight scoreless innings as the Nats took care of the Dodgers in Los Angeles.
CSN Washington Aug 6, 2015

Desmond, Ramos deliver a win for Ross

Ian Desmond and Wilson Ramos delivered for the Nationals on Thursday afternoon, helping Washington to a win over Arizona.
Newsday Aug 6, 2015

Ian Desmond, Joe Ross lift Nationals to 8-3 win over Diamondbacks

Ian Desmond broke out of a prolonged slump with a home run and Bryce Harper reached base five times to help the Washington Nationals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-3 on Wednesday.
Washington Post Aug 6, 2015

DC Sports Bog: Mike Rizzo says Danny Espinosa needs more playing time

Ian Desmond limped into the all-star break with three hits and 10 strikeouts in 30 July at-bats, his batting average at its lowest point (.211) since May 1.After the break, the longest-tenured National showed signs of life at the plate. Over a modest seven-game hitting streak starting July 20, Desmond went 11 for 23 with four home runs, flashing the swing that made him a three-time Silver Slugger winner and eclipsed 20 home runs each of the last three years. Sure, he struck out in 30 percent of his at-bats during the streak, but Nationals fans desperately wanted to believe that Desmond was...
CSN Washington Aug 5, 2015

Williams on Desmond's day off, getting Espinosa at-bats

Ian Desmond is out of the Nationals' lineup for Wednesday night's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Williams on Desmond’s day off

Ian Desmond is out of the Nationals’ lineup for Wednesday night’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, as manager Matt Williams gives him a day to rest. The skipper described it as just one day off and that it does not mean Danny Espinosa has supplanted him as the team’s shortstop. Desmond has had well-documented struggles…
CSN Washington Aug 5, 2015

Espinosa to start in place of Desmond against Diamondbacks

Danny Espinosa will start at shortstop in place of slumping Ian Desmond Wednesday night.

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