Finnegan (5-8) allowed two runs on three hits and a walk in one innings, taking the loss and a blown save versus Colorado on Friday. Tasked with protecting a one-run lead in the ninth inning, Finnegan blew a save for the second straight outing. He allowed a solo home run to Elias Diaz and an RBI single to Brendan Rodgers, which was enough to stick the right-hander with the loss. The 30-year-old has a 3.39 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 61:30 K:BB through 61 innings this year. Mason Thompson and Patrick Murphy both pitched perfect innings prior to Finnegan's meltdown Friday, and they could be the top candidates to get any save chances should manager Dave Martinez take Finnegan out of the closer role.
Finnegan (5-7) allowed four runs on four hits and a walk with one strikeout in 1.1 innings, taking the loss and a blown save versus Miami on Wednesday. The 30-year-old was responsible for all of Miami's four-run ninth inning, which gave the visitors their only lead in the contest. This was just the second blown save of the year for Finnegan, who has added nine saves and 12 holds in 61 appearances. He's been mostly solid with a 3.15 ERA, but a 1.42 WHIP and 61:29 K:BB indicate he's gotten away with some sloppy work on the mound. Finnegan still figures to serve as the primary closer for the remainder of the campaign.
Finnegan struck out one batter over 1.2 perfect innings and earned a save over Pittsburgh on Sunday. Finnegan was called on to protect a 6-2 lead and had no issue finishing off the game. He's converted his last seven save opportunities dating back to Aug. 7 with a 1.23 ERA during that span. Finnegan has nine saves with a 60:28 K:BB on the year.
Finnegan allowed one hit with a pair of strikeouts to earn his eighth save of the season Wednesday against Atlanta. Finnegan, the sixth and final reliever utilized by the Nationals after starter Sean Nolin was ejected in the first inning, stranded a two-out single by Jorge Soler to convert his fifth straight save chance. The 30-year-old Finnegan boasts a 2.73 ERA in 56 innings this season despite allowing 51 hits and 28 walks.
Finnegan (5-6) picked up the win Monday, giving up one hit and one walk over two scoreless innings in a 4-3 victory over the Mets. He struck out two. With the Nats down 3-2, Finnegan entered in the eighth inning and kept his team in the game until Washington rallied in the ninth off Edwin Diaz. Finnegan worked both ends of Saturday's doubleheader as well and has tossed four innings over the last three days, so look for him to be unavailable Tuesday if the Nats manage to create a save situation.
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