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.
Desmond is not in the lineup Friday against the Padres. Desmond is hitting just .178 across 27 games in August, so he'll head to the bench to clear his head while Ryan McMahon picks up a start at first base.
Desmond went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Thursday's 4-3 win over San Diego. Colorado was down to its final out of the game when Desmond stepped in and took Padres closer Kirby Yates deep for a two-run blast to end the contest. The 32-year-old had been held without a long ball since July 22, but has now reached the 20-homer mark for the fifth time in his career.
Desmond went 2-for-3 with two RBI, two runs scored, a stolen base, a walk and a strikeout in Wednesday's win over the Padres. Desmond provided his eighth triple of the season in the sixth inning to knock in a pair, and he also matched last year's total with his 15th stolen base. Aside from Wednesday, it's been a struggle of late for the 32-year-old, as he's now hitting an even .200 in August. Though his average has dropped to .234, Desmond has still been productive in other areas with 19 homers and 69 RBI.
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