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Washington Post 16 hours ago

Nats Journal: Ian Desmond tweaking hand position in hopes of improving results at the plate

ATLANTA — Just when you think Ian Desmond is making progress, just when he seems to be battling out of what amounts to a season-long slump, struggles re-emerge. The Nationals’ shortstop showed signs of recovery last weekend in Philadelphia. In the first two games of this series against the Braves, he went 0 for 8 with six strikeouts.Read full article >>

Desmond showing signs of breaking out of slump

PHILADELPHIA — Ian Desmond wasn’t going to get too excited over a couple of strong days at the plate, even if they included a monstrous home run and several more quality at-bats. “Baby steps,” the Nationals shortstop said after Sunday’s doubleheader at Citizens Bank Park. “I feel like I’m moving in the right direction.” For…
CSN Washington Jun 29, 2015

Desmond showing signs of a breakout at last

It has only been a couple of days of quality at-bats, but Ian Desmond is showing signs of finally breaking out of his season-long slump at the plate.

Nats hoping Desmond’s long slump is nearing its end

You’re not supposed to glean much from a two-game stretch, especially in the context of a full baseball season. But for Ian Desmond and the Nationals, the past 48 hours have provided hope that the three-time Silver Slugger Award winner could be on the verge of ending his prolonged slump. After notching the game-winning RBI the…
CSN Washington Jun 25, 2015

Nats hoping Desmond's long slump is nearing its end

It's just two games, but Ian Desmond and the Nats are hoping that the shortstop's prolonged slump might soon be ending.
CSN Washington Jun 25, 2015

Slumping and with a heavy heart, Desmond comes up big

Despite dealing with an extended slump and a heavy heart, Ian Desmond was the hero for the Nats on Wednesday night.

Slumping and with a heavy heart, Desmond comes up big

Ian Desmond knows one swing will not solve all of his problems and break him out of his worst offensive funk in years. After all, it wasn’t even a hit. But given the circumstances surrounding the night, his slump and the team, Desmond’s walkoff sac fly to beat the Braves on Wednesday sure seems like…
CSN Washington Jun 24, 2015

Desmond's sac fly saves the day in Nats 2-0 win over Braves

The Nationals and Braves were locked in a 1-1 pitcher's duel through nine innings, but Ian Desmond broke through with a game-winner in the 11th.
Washington Post Jun 24, 2015

Nats Journal: Ian Desmond back in the lineup tonight vs. Braves

The Nationals face Braves ace Shelby Miller tonight, the right-hander throwing to a 1.99 ERA. Jordan Zimmermann will pitch for Washington, hunting his sixth win of the year.Ian Desmond is back in the Nationals lineup after another day off Tuesday, and Clint Robinson will play first base as the Nats try to stack lefties against Miller.Read full article >>
Washington Post Jun 23, 2015

Nats Journal: Ian Desmond gets another day off, and a Ryan Zimmerman update

For the second time in four games, Ian Desmond is out of the Nationals lineup for what Manager Matt Williams has referred to as days of rest. Desmond is mired in a slump; he is 10 for for his last 78 (.128). And as thing haven’t gone well, Desmond has worked just as hard to snap out it. Williams, however, has said he wants Desmond to rest and regroup.Read full article >>

Desmond in depth on his struggles

Stuck in a month-long slump, shortstop Ian Desmond was given Friday night off by the Nationals’ coaching staff with the intention of giving him some rest, both physically and mentally. He was also out of the lineup initially on Saturday before Yunel Escobar was a late scratch due to a stomach bug. Desmond is not used…
CSN Washington Jun 22, 2015

Desmond in depth on his struggles, getting days off

Stuck in a month-long slump, shortstop Ian Desmond is searching for answers as the Nats give him days off.
MASN Sports Jun 20, 2015

Matt Williams and Ian Desmond on another rest day for the shortstop - Byron Kerr

Desmond on offensive struggles: "I grinded my way here, and I'll grind my way back"
CSN Washington Jun 20, 2015

Desmond staying positive despite struggles

Ian Desmond is confident that he'll snap out of his struggles at some point.
Newark Star-Ledger Jun 20, 2015
Washington Nationals bench their own struggling shortstop Ian Desmond

Washington Nationals bench their own struggling shortstop Ian Desmond

After beating the Pirates Friday without Desmond, the Nationals are now a half-game behind the Mets in the NL East.

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