Before going deep twice on Sunday, David Wright hadn't produced a multi-homer game since Sept. 12, 2009, at Philadelphia.Nationals: Desmond running into respect
Manager Jim Riggleman thinks the NL will have to begin respecting Ian Desmond on the bases, with the infielder off to an 8-for-8 start in steals. "The league will soon find out how good an athlete he is and how much he can run and all that. Sometimes you kind of sneak around the league one time before people will start paying attention to you, but he's a good basestealer, he's aggressive. He'll probably make a few outs on the bases, but I think in the overall picture his baserunning is going be a real plus for this team."Worth noting Jason Marquis, almost as inconsistent at hitting as at pitching during a 12-season career -- he batted .310 in 87 at-bats in 2005, then went 10-for-72 (.139) two years later -- must again be wearing his hitting clothes. He went 2-for-3 in Sunday's win over Pittsburgh to raise his average to .400.