Ian Desmond SS WAS 30 Days

Ian Desmond went 2-for-7 with a stolen base in Tuesday's extra-innings win over the Brewers.

Desmond also struck out three times in the game, giving him 92 strikeouts in 292 at-bats this year. The stolen base was his seventh of the year and his second in as many games as he's tried to make up for his offensive shortcomings with some additional speed. Desmond is batting just .236/.293/.425 but with a useful 14 homers on the year.

Ian Desmond SS WAS 1 Month

Ian Desmond went 3-for-5 with a double, triple and five RBI in Monday's win over the Giants.

Don't look now, but Desmond is coming on strong. He's got six extra-base hits -- three homers -- and 10 RBI over his past six games. Owners wish he would make more contact (.238 batting average; career mark of .270) and start running more (four steals; three straight years with at least 20), but nobody will argue if he finishes with 34 homers and 100 RBI. He's on pace to do so after never finishing with more than 25 long flies or 80 RBI.

Ian Desmond SS WAS 2 Months

Ian Desmond went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run in Sunday's win over the Padres.

Desmond has a run scored in five straight games, and it was his second consecutive game with a homer and two RBI. He's got a meager .230 batting average and .299 OBP, but the shortstop is now fourth in the National League in homers with 13.

Ian Desmond SS WAS 2 Months

Ian Desmond is not in the Nationals' starting lineup Thursday afternoon against the Phillies.

It's Desmond's first day off. Danny Espinosa is starting at shortstop, Anthony Rendon is at second base, and Kevin Frandsen is at third base versus Philadelphia.

Ian Desmond SS WAS 2 Months

Ian Desmond belted a three-run homer on Friday, powering the Nationals to a 9-2 victory over the visiting Rangers.

It was his lone hit in four at-bats on the evening, but the three-run shot off opposing starter Colby Lewis in the fourth inning erased an early 2-0 deficit and put the Nationals on top for good. The dynamic young shortstop is now hitting .234/.298/.420 with 10 homers, 32 RBI and four stolen bases on the season.

Ian Desmond SS WAS 2 Months

Ian Desmond went 2-for-5 with two RBI in Sunday's win over the Pirates.

Desmond drove in a run with a single in the first inning and came through with a sacrifice fly in the seventh. He also stole his fourth base of the year in the win. Desmond has hits in eight of his last nine games, pulling his average up from .222 to .241 in that span.

Ian Desmond SS WAS 2 Months

Ian Desmond slugged his ninth home run of the year in the Nationals' loss to the Pirates on Saturday.

It was a fourth-inning solo shot off Pittsburgh starter Gerrit Cole. Desmond has been on a tear lately and is currently on pace for 30 home runs and 89 RBI.

Ian Desmond SS WAS 2 Months

Ian Desmond went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Pirates.

Desmond's fourth-inning blast off of Edinson Volquez, his eighth of the season, was the only scoring the Nationals did on the evening. The power has been there somewhat for the shortstop but not much else, slashing .234/.283/.408 with 26 RBI.

Ian Desmond SS WAS 2 Months

Ian Desmond went 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts in Tuesday's loss to the Reds.

Desmond ended a streak of three consecutive games with at least two hits. The shortstop appeared on his way to getting his OPS up over .700 for the first time since mid-April, but he'll have to wait a little longer to do that. Desmond is slashing .232/.279/.395 with seven home runs and 25 RBI.

Ian Desmond SS WAS 2 Months

Ian Desmond went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Mets.

Desmond cracked a solo shot in the second inning off of Zack Wheeler for his seventh homer of the season. His OPS was in danger of slipping into the .500's a week ago, but is now comfortably back up to .689.