|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||590.00||22.00||.275||81.00||75.00||18.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs St. Louis||7||2||0|| .286|| .286|| .286|
|vs Cloyd (Career)||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||54||13||2|| .263|| .389|| .241|
|04/20/2014||Jason Grilli, RP PIT|
Matt Carpenter, 3B STL
|Sergio Santos, RP TOR|
Ian Desmond, SS WAS
|04/19/2014||Tommy Hunter, RP BAL|
Erick Aybar, SS LAA
Ian Kinsler, 2B DET
|Ian Desmond, SS WAS|
Brandon Phillips, 2B CIN
Jim Johnson, RP OAK
|04/19/2014||Danny Espinosa, 2B WAS|
Bryce Harper, LF WAS
Johnny Cueto, SP CIN
|Ian Desmond, SS WAS|
David Ortiz, DH BOS
Khris Davis, LF MIL
|Last 10 Games|
|Ian Desmond owns up to defensive mistakes |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(4/18/14) Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond is owning up to his early defensive mistakes, according to The Washington Post.
Desmond has already made seven errors in 17 games, but believes he can right the ship. "If I ever want to be the captain of this team – and I do – I have to be better than that," Desmond said. "I’ve been in some dark places defensively, and this is right there with them."
Desmond had similar issues early last season, but was able to rebound the rest of the season. He admitted that he's struggled defensively since spring training, and was routinely taking extra ground balls in order to get in a rhythm.
Desmond is hitting .226 in 62 at-bats.
|Ian Desmond breaks game open with late-inning grand slam |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(4/10/14) Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond came up big again on Thursday, breaking the game open with a grand slam in his team's 7-1 home victory over the Marlins.
Desmond took reliever Arquimedes Caminero yard for a grand slam in the eighth inning, his third home run of the season. He also added a single and finished the game 2 for 4 with a run scored and four RBI. He is hitting .257 (9 for 35) with three homers and eight RBI in nine games.
|Ian Desmond hits game-winning home run |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(4/7/14) Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond came through in the clutch Sunday against the Braves.
With the game tied 1-1, Desmond homered on the first pitch he saw from Alex Wood in the bottom of the seventh inning. Prior to that at-bat, Wood had forced Desmond to ground out twice. It was Desmond's second home run of the season.
Desmond finished 1 for 3, with one run scored and one RBI.
|Ian Desmond goes hitless in return to lineup |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(3/16/14) Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond returned from a finger injury and illness to start Sunday's spring game against the Tigers. He went 0 for 3, lowering his spring batting average from .286 to .250.
|Ian Desmond set to play again |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(3/15/14) Matt Williams has reported that Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond has recovered from a finger injury and illness and will return to the lineup Sunday, per the Washington Post.
Lynn, Cardinals beat sloppy Nats; Harper pulled
WASHINGTON (AP) Lance Lynn was sharper than he had had been all season, which made it all the more frustrating for him when he failed to make it out of the sixth inning.
Lynn, Cardinals beat sloppy Nationals 4-3
WASHINGTON (AP) Lance Lynn won his fourth straight start and delivered an RBI double after yet another error by Washington, and the St. Louis Cardinals scored three unearned runs to beat Jordan Zimmermann and the Nationals 4-3 Saturday.
Lynn improves to 4-0 as Cards beat sloppy Nats
Lance Lynn won his fourth straight start and the St. Louis Cardinals took advantage of another shaky fielding performance by Washington, scoring three unearned runs to beat Jordan Zimmermann and the Nationals 4-3 Saturday.
Start and sit hitters for Week 4
A few players potentially returning from injury along with a top prospect getting the call might make your lineup setting a challenge in Week 4. Our Scott White is here to help.
Molina's error helps Nationals beat Cardinals 3-1
WASHINGTON (AP) Washington's Ian Desmond took a substantial lead off third base in the seventh inning of a tie game, wondering whether St. Louis pitcher Michael Wacha might leave a changeup in the dirt.
|Ian Desmond has taken his place among the top offensive shortstops in the majors. Desmond won a second straight Silver Slugger award in 2013, as he hit .280 with a .453 slugging percentage, .784 OPS, 20 home runs, 38 doubles, 80 RBI and 21 stolen bases in a career-high 158 games. While Desmond saw a decline in batting average, slugging percentage and OPS from the previous season (.292/.511/.845), he still finished as the third-highest scoring Fantasy shortstop last season. Desmond is turning into a perennial candidate for 20 home runs, 20 stolen bases and 30 doubles, which makes him a very valuable commodity in Fantasy. Troy Tulowitzki and Hanley Ramirez will likely be the top two shortstops drafted in Fantasy, but you can make a strong argument for Desmond to be the next shortstop off the board after showing consistency in his offensive numbers the last two years. Desmond is an early round Fantasy pick and should start going off draft boards as early as Round 3.
(Updated 1/10/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|4/20/14||STL||1:35 pm||Shelby Miller|
|4/21/14||LAA||7:05 pm||Garrett Richards|
|4/22/14||LAA||7:05 pm||Tyler Skaggs|
|4/23/14||LAA||7:05 pm||Jered Weaver|
|4/24/14||SD||7:05 pm||Eric Stults|
|4/25/14||SD||7:05 pm||Robbie Erlin|
|4/26/14||SD||1:05 pm||Andrew Cashner|