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Nationals Journal Archive: Ian Desmond

Two unusual calls don't faze Nationals

First Ian Desmond was called out for running outside the baseline in the third inning. Then Nyjer Morgan was out after teammate Ivan Rodriguez pushed him back to touch home plate during a six-run eighth. That's two player interference calls...

By Gene Wang  |  August 29, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
Categories:  Ian Desmond , Ivan Rodriguez , Nyjer Morgan  
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Unusual double play leaves Nationals at a loss

Facing Philadelphia ace Roy Hallladay is difficult enough without giving him unexpected outs, but through what players and Manager Jim Riggleman said was essentially bad luck on the bases for Ian Desmond, the Nationals allowed the 2003 Cy Young winner...

By Gene Wang  |  August 21, 2010; 12:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
Categories:  Ian Desmond , Jim Riggleman , Ryan Zimmerman  
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Second thoughts about Ian Desmond

Ian Desmond might be a different, much more productive hitter when he bats second in the lineup. He has taken 67 at-bats this year from No. 2 hole, which, as Manager Jim Riggleman pointed out, is "probably too small...

By Adam Kilgore  |  August 12, 2010; 12:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
Categories:  Ian Desmond  | Tags: Ian Desmond, Nationals offense  
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Ian Desmond's place in the batting order explained

Nationals Manager Jim Riggleman moved Ian Desmond to the second spot in the order, a move designed to stoke a slumbering offense. Desmond typically bats eighth, but he has had success hitting second in a limited sample. He is 12...

By Adam Kilgore  |  July 20, 2010; 6:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Ian Desmond  
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Ian Desmond, Adam Kennedy, Cristian Guzman will rotate in Nationals infield

Nationals Manager Jim Riggleman plans to give Ian Desmond the day off tomorrow, which is in line with his design for the Nationals' middle infield in the second half. Riggleman wants to create a truer three-man rotation between Desmond, Cristian...

By Adam Kilgore  |  July 17, 2010; 6:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Adam Kennedy , Cristian Guzman , Ian Desmond , middle infield  
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Nats try to get Adam Kennedy more involved

Among the more pressing assignments for Nationals Manager Jim Riggleman has been trying to get middle infielder Adam Kennedy more consistent chances to contribute. But with the club primarily using Cristian Guzman at second and at times at shortstop in...

By Gene Wang  |  July 8, 2010; 4:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Adam Kennedy , Cristian Guzman , Ian Desmond , middle infield  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Defensive lapses a growing concern, Gene Wang , June 26, 2010
Today's lineups: Nationals at Orioles, Gene Wang , June 26, 2010
Nationals need to regroup quickly, Gene Wang , June 26, 2010
Who Ian Desmond reminds Davey Johnson of, Adam Kilgore , May 6, 2010
The improvement of Ian Desmond's defense, Adam Kilgore , April 30, 2010
Panera, Bruney, 99 problems, Dave Sheinin , February 17, 2010
Mets 3, Nats 2, Chico Harlan , September 19, 2009
 
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