Ian Desmond went 1-for-3 with a home run, one RBI, a runs scored and a walk during the Nationals' 7-0 win over the Phillies on Tuesday.
Desmond has just two hits over his last 20 at-bats (six games), but both happen to be home runs. The batting average has now been dragged down to .228 on the season, but with 11 home runs and 33 RBI, it's tough to argue against him, especially given the level of production we normally see out of the shortstop position. The .271 BABIP is nearly 50 points below his career average, so expect a few bounces to finally go his way and watch that average get back to a much more respectable level soon enough.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Hector Sanchez left Thursday's game after taking a foul tip to the neck.
We should get a better idea on Friday if this injury is serious or not, but even a brief absence could set Sanchez back in his roster battle with Andrew Susac. Susac is younger, and a better hitter and he could be useful in NL-only or if the Giants decide to play Buster Posey more at first base. Sanchez will never have much fantasy value regardless of role though he would probably be better for San Francisco's pitchers. Analysis: Steve Pimental
Ross Ohlendorf left Thursday's game with tightness in his right groin.
This isn't good news for Ohlendorf, especially after he's pitched so well this spring. Given his success, it seems as though the only way that he will be left off of the Rangers' Opening Day roster is if he is out for an extended period of time or has a setback. He will likely fill a long reliever role for Texas with the chance to make an occasional spot start. Analysis: David Kerr