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.
Ian Desmond got his first day of the season off last week in Milwaukee, but the Nationals shortstop still spent much of his time at Miller Park in work mode, whether in the batting cage or the dug
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