Ian Desmond knows one swing will not solve all of his problems and break him out of his worst offensive funk in years. After all, it wasn't even a hit.
GAME IN A NUTSHELL: There was just something about this matchup — Jordan Zimmermann vs.
Stuck in a month-long slump, shortstop Ian Desmond was given Friday night off by the Nationals' coaching staff with the intention of giving him some rest, both physically and mentally.
Ian Desmond is confident that he'll snap out of his struggles at some point.