"I've never had anything like that happen before, you know? I didn't know if they were being serious or not, so I didn't want to look like a dummy." - Nats shortstop Ian Desmond, on his curtain call, Sept. 10, 2009.
THE RESULT: Making his major league debut, Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond homered, doubled, and drove in four runs, leading the Nats to a 8-7 victory over the first-place Philadelphia Phillies, before 18,706 at Nationals Park.
The Nats won for just the second time in their last 12 games.
Desmond finished 2-for-4 with one run, but his two outs were also long drives to the warning track. He was also thrown out at home trying to score from second on a bunt by pitcher Livan Hernandez. Only a heads-up dive by Philly starter Joe Blanton pr ...
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Article written by Dave Nichols