Desmond went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer in Friday's 5-2 win over the Nationals. The 33-year-old helped the Rockies clinch a playoff spot by going yard against the club that originally drafted him. Desmond has partially salvaged a rough season with a solid September, slashing .289/.360/.411 on the month, and with 22 homers and 88 RBI, he actually has a shot at tying or topping his career highs in those categories with a big final weekend at home.
Desmond went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and a strikeout in Wednesday's win over the Phillies. Desmond helped put the finishing touches on a seven-run fifth inning, blasting his 21st home run. While that total is only four off of his career-best mark set in 2012, the power has run dry for the 33-year-old over the second half of the season, as the long ball was his first in over a month and just his second since July 27.
Desmond went 2-for-3 with three RBI to help Colorado to a 6-2 victory over Arizona on Friday. Desmond accounted for half of Colorado's runs on the evening, bringing his RBI total up to 84 on the season. The 33-year-old got off to a brutal start this season but he's managed to gradually work his way back to a respectable stat line, as he's now slashing .237/.303/.421 with 20 homers, 20 doubles and eight triples over 523 at-bats.
Desmond is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Diamondbacks, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports. Desmond will take a seat on the bench after starting the first nine games of September, slashing a healthy .303/.343/.394 with three stolen bases in those contests. In his absence, Ryan McMahon will start at first base and hit seventh.
Desmond went 1-for-4 with two stolen bases in Sunday's 7-3 win over the Padres. Despite his ugly .230 batting average, Desmond has been a contributor in most other offensive categories. He has 77 RBI and 70 runs scored this season and now sits just three stolen bases away from joining this year's 20/20 club.