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Bryce Harper hits mammoth home run into upper deck at Citi Field (Video)

...a few hours later the ball touched down in the second deck: Nationals 10, Mets 3: 10 runs, 15 hits, and a little help (4 errors) from the LOLMets. Ian Desmond joins SS 20/20 club for third time. Magic number down to six games, Nats could potentially clinch NL East in Atlanta. (Screencaps via video)
Via Nationals Enquirer
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Colon Ejected In Mets 12th Straight Home Loss To Nats

What’s happening this season between the Mets and the Nationals is getting out of hand. The division leading Nats have absolutely abused the Mets at Citi Field this year and that continued last night. After the Nats hit two home runs, Colon was ejected for retaliating against Ian Desmond and Jayson Werth. After the game, Colon couldn’t understand why he was ejected. Through an...
Via Mets Merized Online
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Injury Update: Anthony Rendon and Ian Desmond sit

As reported earlier, Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond left Tuesday night's game against Atlanta Braves with back tightness. He's getting the day off for the finale Wednesday, along with third baseman Anthony Rendon, who is down with flu-like symptoms, according to Mark Zuckerman of Nats Insider.  Danny Espinosa is in the lineup at short with Kevin Frandsen...
Via Sports Injury Alert
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Injury Update: Ian Desmond exits with back tightness

Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond left Tuesday night's 7-4 win over the Atlanta Braves with back tightness, according to James Wagner of The Washington Post. Desmond was replaced by Danny Espinosa, who made a throwing error and doubled. The victory increased the Nats lead in the NL East to nine games with 19 left to play.Ian Desmond left the game with lower back tightness...
Via Sports Injury Alert
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Ian Desmond's five-hit night (Video)

Up above, video of all five of Ian Desmond's hits last night in Denver. Pretty nice little Monday for Desmond (5-5, HR, 2 RBI). Nationals the beat Rockies 7-2, take over sole possession of first place in the NL East with the win and a Braves loss.
Via Nationals Enquirer
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Could the Washington Nationals trade for a shortstop?

I recently said that the Washington Nationals should not consider making a major trade at this year’s deadline. However, a recent rumor regarding General Manager Mike Rizzo’s potential plans may have changed my mind. The Nationals may need a shortstop. Not a shortstop who would immediately replace Ian Desmond, but someone who could replace him if he decides to leave the organization...
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Ian Desmond makes Rockies pay

Disrespected! Up above, Ian Desmond makes the Rockies pay for intentionally walking Bryce Harper ahead of him to load the bases in the sixth inning. Desmond's bases-clearing double gave the Nats a 5-2 lead in an eventual 7-3 win. Apparently Rockies manager Walt Weiss didn't read the scouting report: Desi!! @IanDesmond20, who is now 6-for-6 with the bases loaded this...
Via Nationals Enquirer
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals: Grading the first half of the season

Throughout the first third of the 2014 season the Washington Nationals have experienced a variety of highs and lows while managing to stay in the thick of the NL East race. Currently, the Nationals are tied with the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins for the division lead. Given the surplus of injuries and inconsistency of their starting pitching Washington has to be pleased with their...
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Ian Desmond on his #EatFace grand slam: "Tasted pretty good, to be honest."

Nationals 6, Phillies 2: Ian Desmond's first career grand slam in the 11th was so great, we almost forgot just how fantastic Gio was (7 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 11 K, 108 pitches). And after Jayson Werth's "eat somebody's face" comments after Tuesday night's loss... Jayson Werth certainly hasn't lost confidence or resolve: "We gotta show up...
Via Nationals Enquirer
June 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Ian Desmond - regression candidate?

I participated Sunday night in my first ever fantasy mock draft with the folks from MLB Dirt and others noted for their skills in that realm. As such, I was a bit of a saltwater fish trying to adapt to a freshwater pond. I was pretty high on my shortstop, Ian Desmond, until I started to dig this morning into his numbers a little more closely. Once I did, his 2012 numbers looked...
Via The Flagrant Fan
January 29, 2013  |  Discuss
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