Desmond is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Brewers. Desmond will be given a breather in the season finale after he played the hero in Colorado's 3-2 win Saturday. The veteran notched his fourth triple and reached 20 home runs for the third time in four seasons in the victory, but his .255/.310/.479 slash line is still fairly underwhelming for a player making $15 million. Desmond still has one year remaining on his contract beyond this season along with a $15 million club option ($2 million buyout) for 2022.
Desmond went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a triple in Saturday's 3-2 extra-inning win over the Brewers. After riding pine for three straight games, Desmond provided a multi-hit effort. He wasn't able to score after a leadoff triple in the sixth inning, but he made sure to get the Rockies on the board with the solo shot off Brewers reliever Drew Pomeranz in the eighth. Desmond secured his sixth 20-homer campaign in 11 seasons with the blast. The 34-year-old has added 65 RBI, 64 runs scored and four triples in 139 games this year.
Desmond is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Brewers. Desmond will remain on the bench for the third straight contest, and he has just a .670 OPS this month. Sam Hilliard will start in left field Friday.
Desmond is not in the lineup Thursday against the Giants. Desmond is slashing .212/.241/.442 with four home runs and six RBI through 17 games this month. He'll sit for a second straight game as Raimel Tapia picks up another start in left field in his place.
Desmond is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Giants. Desmond will head to the bench after going 2-for-3 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's extra-innings win over the Giants. Raimel Tapia is starting in left field and hitting second in this one.