Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire: These players could you win you the weekend and much more
(Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)With less than a week until the MLB Trade Deadline, fantasy rosters are about to experience some major changes. Here are some names who could get you through the weekend in style, with a few potential long-term options mixed in. The slugger doesn’t ruin a fantasy squad’s batting average, and his 17 homers and 52 RBIs would make him an asset on most squads. Those with some bench room could stash the 28-year-old now in hopes of getting ahead of a waiver wire rush for his services in a few days. With a 1.50 ERA, a 0.86 WHIP and 55 strikeouts, the rookie righty has been good enough to help fantasy teams even if stuck in a setup role.wftv.com
Phillies rally late to hand Angels 11th straight loss
Bryson Stott hit a game-winning, three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning after Bryce Harper tied it with a grand slam in the eighth, and the Philadelphia Phillies rallied for a 9-7 victory that sent slumping Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels to their 11th straight defeat.
Harper, Phillies hold off Dodgers 2-1 to avoid sweep
Dodgers Phillies Baseball Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper (3) gestures after he hit a home run against the Los Angelas Dodgers during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021, in Philadelphia, Pa. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz) (Rich Schultz)PHILADELPHIA — (AP) — Bryce Harper homered, Ian Kennedy escaped a bases-loaded jam in the ninth inning and the Philadelphia Phillies held off the Dodgers 2-1 Thursday, ending Los Angeles' four-game winning streak. The Phillies salvaged the finale of the three-game series and held their share of the NL East lead. Harper hit his 21st homer and scored twice as the Phillies won with just four hits. The Philadelphia bullpen didn’t allow a hit in the final 4 2/3 innings, and the Dodgers finished with only three hits. In the fourth, Harper walked and eventually scored a two-out single by Ronald Torreyes.wftv.com
Phils win 6th straight, beat Mets to take over NL East lead
Bryce Harper homered, Kyle Gibson pitched six strong innings and drove in the go-ahead run, and the streaking Philadelphia Phillies won their sixth straight game to take over first place in the NL East with a 4-2 victory over the slumping New York Mets.