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CSN Washington Apr 18, 2015

Embattled Desmond: "I'm gonna get through it"

After another nightmare day at shortstop, Ian Desmond managed to find strength from the support of Nationals teammates and fans.

Desmond: “I’m gonna get through it”

If Ian Desmond ever was going to go crawl in a hole and disappear from public view, this might have been the time. If Matt Williams ever was going to bench his starting shortstop after another nightmare defensive innings, this might have been the time. And if ever the crowd of 35,330 at Nationals Park…
CSN Washington Apr 18, 2015

Phillies 5, Nats 3: Desmond's woes open door for Phillies

Ian Desmond's defensive struggles hit a new low-point on Saturday during the Nationals 5-3 loss to the Phillies.

Phillies 5, Nats 3: Desmond’s woes open door for Phillies

GAME IN A NUTSHELL: Ian Desmond’s defensive struggles have been painful enough to watch on their own, but the fact several have directly impacted the results of Nationals games has only made this saga all the more painful to experience. That saga hit a low point Saturday afternoon, when a pair of Desmond miscues at…
CSN Washington Apr 17, 2015

Nats hope to keep bats rolling vs. Phillies

Ian Desmond and the Nationals hope to keep their suddenly hot bats alive tonight against the Phillies. Get live updates from the ballpark on Nats Insider!
CSN Washington Apr 15, 2015

Nats Stock Watch: Defense, bullpen highlight rough week

Ian Desmond's issues in the field highlighted a tough first week for the Nats. That and more on this week's Stock Watch.
Washington Post Apr 14, 2015

On baseball: Nationals’ Ian Desmond knows his slow start is just a slow start

BOSTON — Ian Desmond woke up Tuesday just as he woke up Monday, just as he has woken up every morning of this young season, with one clear thought in his head: “This will be the day.” No more errors. Maybe a couple of hits, a couple runs driven in, a win. A comfortable, routine day as a big league shortstop at the height of his athletic career. Read full article >>
Washington Post Apr 11, 2015

Nats Journal: The Nationals offense is off to a slow start

The Nationals know their situation: They are missing their top three hitters from last season. Jayson Werth is nearing his return, but Denard Span and Anthony Rendon still have a way to go before they rejoin the team. The Nationals knew their offense wouldn’t be the same, but they probably didn’t expect this: seven runs in four games. They still have Ryan Zimmerman, Ian Desmond, Bryce Harper, Wilson Ramos and emerging force Michael A. Taylor — a better group than the Phillies featured in the Nationals’ 4-1 loss on Friday night.Read full article >>
Washington Post Apr 10, 2015

Nats Journal: Ian Desmond’s April defensive woes continue, and continue to perplex

After Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond made two errors on opening day which led to three unearned runs, he joked to reporters that they could take a quote of his from any April prior about the errors. Around this time each year, Desmond’s glove abandons him.Read full article >>
Newsday Apr 9, 2015

Mets make most of Ian Desmond's error-prone ways

The Mets have spoken often about what it will take to make themselves into playoff contenders. But in Thursday's 6-3 victory over the Nationals, they turned those words into actions.
CSN Washington Apr 9, 2015

Mistakes by Strasburg, Desmond stand out in Nats' loss

An error by Ian Desmond in the third inning preceded a four-run outburst for the Mets against Stephen Strasburg.
MASN Sports Apr 9, 2015

Williams on Desmond's slow start, plus updates on injured starters - Byron Kerr

Shortstop Ian Desmond has had a rough start on offense, going 0-for-7 with two strikeouts and no walks in the first two games. On Thursday morning, Nationals manager Matt Williams said he believes he knows why Desmond has had a...
Washington Post Apr 9, 2015

Five of the top moments in Nationals history to mark 10 years in D.C.

Shortly after being drafted by the Montreal Expos in 2004, Ian Desmond was told the club would likely relocate. That September, it was announced the shortstop’s big league team was moving to Washington. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the return of baseball to the District, and the Nationals are among the favorites to win the World Series. “For where we’re at, they’ve come extremely far,” Desmond said. “Probably way faster than some would have assumed.” To celebrate the past 10 years, here are five of the best moments in Nationals history.Read full article >>
Washington Post Apr 7, 2015

DC Sports Bog: Thomas Boswell defends Ian Desmond

Despite a stellar performance from starting pitcher Max Scherzer, the Nationals were undone by errors and a lack of offense in their 3-1 loss to the Mets on opening day Monday.Two of those costly errors came at the hands of shortstop Ian Desmond, who said he felt “like one of those little leaguers” after watching a replay of them.Read full article >>

The sky is falling!

Just for the record: Uggla had this one under control, Ian. "Just botched it." (Ian Desmond, via Washington Post, 4/6/2015) Mets 3, Nats 1: Too many mistakes, not enough Max. On to the next one: 161 to go. (Screencap via...

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