Desmond fitting in at second slot in order

Desmond fitting in at second slot in order

PHILADELPHIA -- Entering Sunday's action, shortstop Ian Desmond is hitting .364 (36-for-99) with three home runs and 11 RBIs while batting in the second spot in the order. Desmond has spent most of the season in the eighth spot, hitting .254.

Asked if he has any regrets not hitting Desmond near the top of the order, manager Jim Riggleman said, "No, not really. Earlier in the year, to ask Desmond to come out of Spring Training as a rookie and produce like that, it would have been asking a lot. It's still a work in progress. We'll see what the future holds. Certainly, he looks more comfortable there."