Finnegan (5-9) took the loss Sunday versus Boston. He allowed two runs (one earned) on one hit and struck out one in one-third of an inning.
Finnegan surrendered the go-ahead home run to Rafael Devers in the ninth inning, completing a meltdown by Washington's bullpen over the last 3.2 innings of the game. The right-hander was initially solid in the closer role, but he yielded 12 runs (10 earned) in his last 14 innings this year. He ended 2021 with a 3.55 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, 68:34 K:BB, 11 saves and 13 holds across 66 innings in 68 appearances.