|Jan. 17 10:44 AM PT11:44 AM MT12:44 PM CT1:44 PM ET13:44 ET18:44 GMT2:44 CST11:44 AM MST1:44 PM EST2:14 PM VEN22:44 UAE12:44 PM CT-Desmond agreed to a two-year contract with Washington on Friday, avoiding arbitration.
Analysis: Desmond hit .280 with 20 homers and 80 RBIs in 2013, along with a career-best .971 fielding percentage. He was an NL All-Star in 2012, when he hit 25 homers and helped Washington win its division.
|Sep. 9 3:43 PM PT4:43 PM MT5:43 PM CT6:43 PM ET18:43 ET22:43 GMT6:43 CST3:43 PM MST5:43 PM EST6:13 PM VEN2:43 UAE (+1)5:43 PM CT-Desmond went 3 for 5 with a double, triple and two RBIs as Washington beat Miami 6-4 on Sunday.
Analysis: Desmond had been 1 for 12 over his previous three contests.
|Aug. 30 2:45 PM PT3:45 PM MT4:45 PM CT5:45 PM ET17:45 ET21:45 GMT5:45 CST2:45 PM MST4:45 PM EST5:15 PM VEN1:45 UAE (+1)4:45 PM CT-Desmond drilled a three-run jack Thursday in a 9-0 rout of the Marlins.
Analysis: Desmond is up to 20 homers on the year.
|Aug. 29 12:15 PM PT1:15 PM MT2:15 PM CT3:15 PM ET15:15 ET19:15 GMT3:15 CST12:15 PM MST2:15 PM EST2:45 PM VEN23:15 UAE2:15 PM CT-Desmond was 3 for 4 in Washington's 4-3 win over Miami on Wednesday.
Analysis: Desmond is 13 for 28 over his last seven games with six RBIs.
|Aug. 28 11:56 AM PT12:56 PM MT1:56 PM CT2:56 PM ET14:56 ET18:56 GMT2:56 CST11:56 AM MST1:56 PM EST2:26 PM VEN22:56 UAE1:56 PM CT-Desmond was 3 for 4 in Washington's 2-1 win over Miami on Tuesday.
Analysis: Desmond is 10 for 24 over his last six contests.
|Aug. 25 12:31 PM PT1:31 PM MT2:31 PM CT3:31 PM ET15:31 ET19:31 GMT3:31 CST12:31 PM MST2:31 PM EST3:01 PM VEN23:31 UAE2:31 PM CT-Desmond hit a two-run homer in Saturday's 7-2 win at Kansas City.
Analysis: Desmond is 6 for his last 15 (.400), posting three RBIs and four runs in his last four games.
|Aug. 22 11:33 AM PT12:33 PM MT1:33 PM CT2:33 PM ET14:33 ET18:33 GMT2:33 CST11:33 AM MST1:33 PM EST2:03 PM VEN22:33 UAE1:33 PM CT-The Washington Nationals held Desmond out of the lineup Thursday against the Chicago Cubs because of a back problem.
Analysis: Manager Davey Johnson says the Nationals are taking a cautious approach after Desmond left Wednesday's game against Chicago. His back tightened up during batting practice, but he stayed in until the fifth inning, when he was replaced by Anthony Rendon as part of a double switch. Desmond was batting .273 with 17 homers and 59 RBIs.
|Aug. 14 12:38 PM PT1:38 PM MT2:38 PM CT3:38 PM ET15:38 ET19:38 GMT3:38 CST12:38 PM MST2:38 PM EST3:08 PM VEN23:38 UAE2:38 PM CT-Desmond went 3 for 4 with a double and two runs in Tuesday's 4-2 win over San Francisco.
Analysis: Desmond is 9 for 15 with six runs in his last four games.
|Aug. 12 3:08 PM PT4:08 PM MT5:08 PM CT6:08 PM ET18:08 ET22:08 GMT6:08 CST3:08 PM MST5:08 PM EST5:38 PM VEN2:08 UAE (+1)5:08 PM CT-Desmond was 2 for 4 in Washington's 6-0 win over Philadelphia on Sunday.
Analysis: Desmond is 6 for 11 over his last three games.
|July 29 2:46 PM PT3:46 PM MT4:46 PM CT5:46 PM ET17:46 ET21:46 GMT5:46 CST2:46 PM MST4:46 PM EST5:16 PM VEN1:46 UAE (+1)4:46 PM CT-Desmond recorded his third four-hit game of the season, hitting safely in all four at-bats in Washington's 14-1 win over the Mets on Sunday.
Analysis: Two of Desmond's hits were doubles, bringing his season total to 27. He should pass his career-high mark of 33 established last year.
|July 24 2:33 PM PT3:33 PM MT4:33 PM CT5:33 PM ET17:33 ET21:33 GMT5:33 CST2:33 PM MST4:33 PM EST5:03 PM VEN1:33 UAE (+1)4:33 PM CT-Left fielder Bryce Harper and Desmond are back in the slumping Nationals' lineup after missing a game.
Analysis: Desmond was not listed in the initial lineup for Thursday's game against Pittsburgh, but later was inserted. He missed Washington's 4-2 loss Wednesday because of a burst blister on his left palm.
|July 1 3:09 PM PT4:09 PM MT5:09 PM CT6:09 PM ET18:09 ET22:09 GMT6:09 CST3:09 PM MST5:09 PM EST5:39 PM VEN2:09 UAE (+1)5:09 PM CT-Desmond went 2 for 4 with three RBIs in a 13-2 win over the Mets on Sunday.
Analysis: Desmond hit his third homer in four games and finished with 28 RBIs in June - a Nationals record for any month.
|June 28 1:59 PM PT2:59 PM MT3:59 PM CT4:59 PM ET16:59 ET20:59 GMT4:59 CST1:59 PM MST3:59 PM EST4:29 PM VEN0:59 UAE (+1)3:59 PM CT-Desmond continued his recent power surge with a two-run shot in a 3-2 loss to Arizona on Thursday.
Analysis: Desmond is hitting just .194 over his last eight games, but has four homers and nine RBIs.
|June 22 2:08 PM PT3:08 PM MT4:08 PM CT5:08 PM ET17:08 ET21:08 GMT5:08 CST2:08 PM MST4:08 PM EST4:38 PM VEN1:08 UAE (+1)4:08 PM CT-Desmond homered in his third straight game to help give Stephen Strasburg his first win in June and Washington beat Colorado 2-1 on Friday night.
Analysis: The All-Star shortstop's homers have come during each game in the three-win streak, Washington's longest since claiming five straight from May 4-10.
|June 14 2:51 PM PT3:51 PM MT4:51 PM CT5:51 PM ET17:51 ET21:51 GMT5:51 CST2:51 PM MST4:51 PM EST5:21 PM VEN1:51 UAE (+1)4:51 PM CT-Desmond went 4 for 4 with an RBI to help the Nationals beat Colorado 5-4 on Thursday.
Analysis: Desmond is batting .404 with two homers and 12 RBIs over a 15-game hitting streak.
|June 13 1:47 PM PT2:47 PM MT3:47 PM CT4:47 PM ET16:47 ET20:47 GMT4:47 CST1:47 PM MST3:47 PM EST4:17 PM VEN0:47 UAE (+1)3:47 PM CT-Desmond went 2 for 3 with three RBIs to help Washington beat Colorado 5-1 on Wednesday.
Analysis: Desmond is batting .358 with two homers and 11 RBIs during a 14-game hitting streak.
|June 10 1:43 PM PT2:43 PM MT3:43 PM CT4:43 PM ET16:43 ET20:43 GMT4:43 CST1:43 PM MST3:43 PM EST4:13 PM VEN0:43 UAE (+1)3:43 PM CT-Desmond extended his hitting streak to a career-high 12 games in a doubleheader against Minnesota on Sunday.
Analysis: Desmond had four hits in the two games and is batting .340 (16 for 47) during his streak.
|June 3 12:18 PM PT1:18 PM MT2:18 PM CT3:18 PM ET15:18 ET19:18 GMT3:18 CST12:18 PM MST2:18 PM EST2:48 PM VEN23:18 UAE2:18 PM CT-Desmond went 2 for 4, homering in Washington's 6-3 loss at Atlanta on Sunday.
Analysis: Desmond is 8 for 26 during a seven-game hitting streak.
|May 12 10:54 AM PT11:54 AM MT12:54 PM CT1:54 PM ET13:54 ET17:54 GMT1:54 CST10:54 AM MST12:54 PM EST1:24 PM VEN21:54 UAE12:54 PM CT-Desmond had three hits, a solo homer and two RBIs in an 8-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.
Analysis: It was the second three-hit performance in a row for the Washington Nationals shortstop, who is now batting .300. He has six of his 17 RBIs in the past three games.
|May 11 11:53 AM PT12:53 PM MT1:53 PM CT2:53 PM ET14:53 ET18:53 GMT2:53 CST11:53 AM MST1:53 PM EST2:23 PM VEN22:53 UAE1:53 PM CT-Desmond had three hits, including a two-run homer and an RBI double, while helping the Washington Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 7-3 for their season-high fifth consecutive victory.
Analysis: Desmond, hitting .287 this season, was 6 for 33 (.182) in his previous eight games.
|May 2 11:13 AM PT12:13 PM MT1:13 PM CT2:13 PM ET14:13 ET18:13 GMT2:13 CST11:13 AM MST1:13 PM EST1:43 PM VEN22:13 UAE1:13 PM CT-Desmond provided all the offense with a two-run homer in Wednesday's 2-0 win at Atlanta.
Analysis: Desmond is batting .367 with five RBIs and five runs scored over an eight-game hitting streak.
|Apr. 16 2:11 PM PT3:11 PM MT4:11 PM CT5:11 PM ET17:11 ET21:11 GMT5:11 CST2:11 PM MST4:11 PM EST4:41 PM VEN1:11 UAE (+1)4:11 PM CT-Desmond had four hits Monday in a 10-3 victory over the Marlins.
Analysis: Desmond is 7 for 18 with four doubles on the road.
|Apr. 11 1:56 PM PT2:56 PM MT3:56 PM CT4:56 PM ET16:56 ET20:56 GMT4:56 CST1:56 PM MST3:56 PM EST4:26 PM VEN0:56 UAE (+1)3:56 PM CT-Desmond had a triple and a pair of doubles in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the White Sox.
Analysis: Desmond has hit safely in five straight.