Ian Desmond entered tonight’s game against the Phillies with six hits in 19 at-bats over his last four games; he’s batting .300 in July (game log).
So imagine the shock to Nats’ fans tonight when Desmond returned to the plate in the 3rd inning minus the chin hair he was sporting in the first inning (via @recordsANDradio, It’s Always Sunny in Detroit).
A rally shave?
The Nats 4-1 over their last five entering tonight, making the timing of a rally shave rather weird. Philly leads 4-1 in the 7th as I type this. Desmond is 1 for 4.
This is what Desmond’s looked like at the beginning of Spring Training:
Desmond earlier this week: