Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire: Why you should suddenly care about the Nationals
Washington Nationals v Philadelphia Phillies PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 04: Luke Voit #34 of the Washington Nationals hits an RBI single against the Philadelphia Phillies during the first inning of a game at Citizens Bank Park on August 4, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Luke Voit (1B, Washington Nationals, 35 percent rostered)Voit has undeniable power, having led the Majors in long balls during the shortened 2020 season. Victor Robles (OF, Washington Nationals, 4%)One of four Nats in this article, Robles is getting another opportunity to work as the team’s leadoff hitter. Yadiel Hernandez (OF, Washington Nationals, 5%)I promise you that my account has not been overtaken by a Nats fan! Kyle Finnegan (RP, Washington Nationals, 32%)Finnegan was in this column a week ago, and he is now much more valuable after staying with Washington through the trade deadline.wftv.com
Astros' 11-game winning streak ends, Nationals romp 13-6
Astros Nationals Baseball Washington Nationals' Yadiel Hernandez (29) celebrates his three-run home run with Nelson Cruz, right, during the third inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (Nick Wass)WASHINGTON — (AP) — Yadiel Hernandez and Maikel Franco homered and the Washington Nationals ended the Houston Astros' 11-game winning streak, romping 13-6 on Saturday night. Manager Dusty Baker and the Astros fell one game short of matching the franchise-record 12-game winning string achieved in 1999, 2004 and 2018. Hernandez hit an RBI single in the first and added a three-run homer into the Nationals bullpen in the third for a 4-0 lead. Nationals: RHP Stephen Strasburg (recovery from thoracic outlet surgery) and RHP Joe Ross (right elbow bone spur removal) each threw two-inning simulated games Friday in Florida.wftv.com
Sigh and Cy: Bieber tagged, Bauer sharp in Dodgers debut
Bieber bounced back with a pair of strikeouts, but Nick Heath hit a single to put the Royals up 3-0. DODGERS 10, ROCKIES 0 (6 INNINGS)Trevor Bauer, pitching for the first time since signing a $102 million, three-year contract, debuted in Dodger blue with two scoreless innings. Jameson Taillon followed with a scoreless inning. CUBS 1, PADRES 0 (7)Chicago starter Kyle Hendricks struck out two in two scoreless innings. BREWERS 7, DIAMONDBACKS 1 (8)Corbin Burnes and Freddy Peralta each threw a scoreless inning for Milwaukee before Jordan Zimmermann gave up a run.