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Desmond also made a tough stab in the hole to go along with his 1-for-4, two-RBI day.

“I told him, ‘When you put it all together, you’re like a Barry Larkin,” Johnson said. “You can steal bases. You can hit one, two and three in the lineup. You’re a run producer, you’re an on-base guy.”

Desmond shrugged off the compliment saying, “I just want to be Ian Desmond.”