Desmond is not in the lineup against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday for the wild-card game, Jenny Carver of AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain reports. Desmond will occupy a spot on the bench in favor of Gerardo Parra with right-hander Zack Greinke on the hill for Arizona. Although Desmond didn't crack the starting nine for this winner-takes-all elimination game, he will likely appear off the bench once, or if Greinke is removed from the contest early, more than once.
Desmond went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run, four RBI and two runs during Wednesday's win over Miami. It's been a disappointing fantasy campaign for Desmond, as his .278/.329/.381 slash line is well below the marks he posted last season, and he also has just seven homers, 40 RBI, 14 stolen bases and 45 runs. Multiple injuries have taken their toll, but Desmond also hasn't taken advantage of his favorable home hitting environment.
Desmond went 2-for-4 with a solo homer, a second run scored and a stolen base in Friday's 4-1 win over the Padres. The home run was his first since mid-June and just his sixth of the season, as injuries have marred Desmond's first campaign with the Rockies. He's still chipped in 13 steals in 87 games to salvage some fantasy value, though, and his .290/.324/.452 slash line over the last nine games should keep him in the lineup as the team tries to secure a spot in the postseason.
Desmond is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Diamondbacks. Desmond is hitting just .211 (8-for-38) in 11 games since returning from the shelf, so he'll head to the bench for a second straight game as manager Bud Black gives him some time to clear his head. With Desmond out, the Rockies will send Gerardo Parra and Carlos Gonzalez to the corner-outfield spots.
Desmond is out of the lineup Sunday against the Dodgers, Eric Stephen of TrueBlueLA.com reports. Desmond will get the day off while the Rockies send Raimel Tapia out to left field. Desmond hasn't had the best start to the month of September, as he's gone just 5-for-27 (.185) at the plate over eight games.
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