Nationals Lose To Rockies, 6-5, On 9th Inning HR

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stuck in a 2-for-39 slump that sent his average below .200, Ian Desmond stood in left field on a soggy, windy day at Nationals Park feeling good about himself. Even though he was 0 for 3 to that point, he was feeling comfortable at the plate again.

Desmond carried those good vibes into the ninth inning and hit a tiebreaking, two-out homer against his former team as the Colorado Rockies rallied to beat the Washington Nationals 6-5 on Sunday.

“I felt like good things are coming, good things are coming. I kept on telling myself that,” Desmond said. “I just felt good. I just had that feel back. And what a perfect moment for it to come back.”

Charlie Blackmon drove in three runs for the Rockies, who took three of four in Washington as the Nationals ended a dispiriting homestand.

Desmond played his first seven seasons in the majors for the Nationals, through 2015….

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