Ian Desmond is absent from the Nationals' starting lineup Monday afternoon against the Reds.
Ian Desmond went 3-for-3 with a solo home run, but the Nationals suffered a 12-5 loss to the Phillies on Sunday.
Ian Desmond plated all of the Nationals' runs with a two-run homer and a two-run single Thursday against the Marlins.
Ian Desmond went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a strikeout in Friday's loss to the Marlins.
Ian Desmond finished 3-for-6 with a run scored and four RBI in a win over the Rockies on Tuesday.
Ian Desmond drilled a pair of home runs and stole a base, helping the Nationals beat the Dodgers on Monday.
Ian Desmond is not in the Nationals' lineup Wednesday.
Ian Desmond slugged a solo home run Friday against the Pirates.
Ian Desmond went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer Thursday versus the Pirates.
Ian Desmond went yard for the eighth time this season as the Nationals defeated the Mets on Monday.
Ian Desmond is out of Thursday's lineup against the Braves.
Ian Desmond walked and hit a two-run home run in four trips to the plate, but the Nationals couldn't overcome the Phillies in the second game of Sunday's doubleheader.
Ian Desmond is not in the Nationals' lineup Tuesday against the Braves.
Ian Desmond is not in the Nationals starting lineup against the Pirates on Saturday.