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Team W-L L10 STRK
88-73 8-2 W2
82-80 4-6 L2
77-85 4-6 L2
67-95 3-7 W2
65-97 2-8 L5

2021 Pitching

Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
Regular Season 5 9 3.55 68 34 1.48

Top Kyle Finnegan News

  • Nationals' Kyle Finnegan: Takes ninth loss

    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.

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  • Nationals' Kyle Finnegan: Struggles for 11th save

    Finnegan allowed two earned runs on two hits while striking out one across one inning, earning the save in the win over the Reds on Thursday.

    Finnegan entered the ninth inning with a three-run lead. He almost blew the lead, allowing three batters to reach base safely, including a triple by Max Schrock. However, he was able to strike out Tyler Stephenson to end the game. He has two blown saves in his last four appearances. The 29-year-old has a 3.57 ERA and 1.46 WHIP with 63 strikeouts in 63 innings this season.

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  • Nationals' Kyle Finnegan: Settles down for 10th save

    Finnegan walked one and struck out one in a scoreless inning to earn the save in Sunday's 3-0 win over Colorado.

    After blowing his last two save chances by allowing a combined six runs over his last 2.1 innings, it was encouraging to see Finnegan keep the goose egg on the board. The right-hander has mostly been an effective option this year with a 3.34 ERA, although his 1.45 WHIP and 62:31 K:BB in 62 innings are far from encouraging ratios. He's 10-for-13 in save chances since taking over ninth-inning duties after Brad Hand and Daniel Hudson were traded at the deadline.

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  • Nationals' Kyle Finnegan: Another meltdown Friday

    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.

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  • Nationals' Kyle Finnegan: Implodes in loss

    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.

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  • Nationals' Kyle Finnegan: Earns five-out save

    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.

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  • Nationals' Kyle Finnegan: Notches save Wednesday

    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.

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  • Nationals' Kyle Finnegan: Collects fifth win

    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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  • Nationals' Kyle Finnegan: Mixed results in twin bill

    Finnegan (4-6) took the loss in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Mets but then recorded his seventh save of the season in the second game.

    The Nats were in a 9-0 hole at one point in the matinee but managed to send the game to extra innings with a late rally, only for Finnegan to serve up a game-winning two-run shot to Francisco Lindor in the top of the ninth. The right-hander then bounced back in the nightcap, walking one and striking out two in a scoreless seventh inning to nail down a 4-3 win. Finnegan has fallen into the closer role for Washington but has mostly held up in high-leverage spots, posting a 1.50 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 9:6 K:BB through 12 innings since the beginning of August while converting five of his six save chances.

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  • Nationals' Kyle Finnegan: Reinstated prior to Friday's game

    Finnegan was reinstated from the paternity list prior to Friday's game against the Mets.

    He ended up missing three days to attend to the birth of his child. Finnegan is the unquestioned closer for Washington, so he could net a handful of saves down the stretch.

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  • Nationals' Kyle Finnegan: Placed on paternity list

    Finnegan landed on the paternity list Tuesday, Mark Zuckerman of reports.

    Finnegan has emerged as the Nationals' primary closer, saving six games in his last 13 appearances while allowing just a single earned run in 12 innings over that stretch. No other National has recorded a save since Brad Hand was dealt to the Blue Jays at the deadline, so the next man up in Finnegan's absence isn't obvious. Among the relievers currently on the roster, Mason Thompson, Austin Voth and Wander Suero (who was recalled to take Finnegan's roster spot) have appeared in the highest-leverage situations this season. Finnegan should return no later than Friday.

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  • Nationals' Kyle Finnegan: Nails down sixth save

    Finnegan walked one in a scoreless ninth inning Friday to record his sixth save of the season in a 2-1 win over the Mets.

    He only tossed five of 11 pitches for strikes, but Finnegan coaxed a game-ending double play grounder out of Javier Baez to erase his free pass. The right-hander has only blown one save since inheriting the closer role from Brad Hand, but Finnegan's 0.75 ERA in 12 innings over that stretch isn't supported by his 1.17 WHIP or 7:5 K:BB.

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  • Nationals' Kyle Finnegan: Can't shut door in 10th

    Finnegan (4-5) took the loss Wednesday as the Nationals were downed 4-3 by the Marlins, recording one out and giving up an unearned run on one hit and two walks in the 10th inning.

    The 29-year-old was essentially victim of the phantom runner rule in extra innings -- after Lewis Brinson laid down a sacrifice bunt to move Jesus Sanchez to third base to open the bottom of the 10th, Finnegan issued two intentional walks to load the bases only to give up a walkoff single to Jorge Alfaro. The right-hander has only allowed one earned run in nine August innings, picking up three saves on four chances plus a win and a hold, but he also has three losses on the month. Finnegan's 5:4 K:BB and five unearned runs are red flags that he's been more lucky than good as the Nats' closer.

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  • Nationals' Kyle Finnegan: Earns save No. 5

    Finnegan walked a batter and struck out a batter while throwing a scoreless ninth frame to pick up his fifth save of the year in a 4-1 win over the Brewers on Friday.

    Finnegan had to work around a leadoff walk and was able to retire the next three batters he faced to secure the save. The 29-year-old has picked up all five of his saves since July 29 and owns a 0.93 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 5:2 K:BB over 9.2 innings since then. Although the Nationals are in tank mode, Finnegan should see the bulk of what few save opportunities remain.

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  • Nationals' Kyle Finnegan: Notches fourth save

    Finnegan gave up a hit and struck out one over 1.1 scoreless innings to record his fourth save of the season in Wednesday's 8-5 win over the Blue Jays.

    The right-hander continues to thrive in a high-leverage role for the Nats. Finnegan has allowed only one earned run over his last 14 appearances and 14.1 innings, and he's converted four of five save chances since Brad Hand was dealt to Toronto just before the trade deadline.

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  • Nationals' Kyle Finnegan: Takes loss in relief Thursday

    Finnegan (4-4) was tagged with the loss during the second game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Mets after allowing one run on one hit across one-third of an inning.

    Finnegan had the task of sending the game to extra innings after the Nationals rallied to score three runs in the top of the seventh, but he allowed a walkoff homer to Pete Alonso with one out. This ended Finnegan's run of 10 straight appearances without allowing an earned run, though his role as the team's closer shouldn't be in jeopardy going forward.

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  • Nationals' Kyle Finnegan: Wraps up third save

    Finnegan earned the save against the Braves on Saturday as the result of pitching a perfect ninth inning.

    The right-hander blew his previous save chance in ugly fashion, but he was right back on the bump with Washington protecting a one-run lead in the ninth inning Saturday. Finnegan had no problem taking care of business, retiring the side in order on just 12 pitches. The strong outing should strengthen his stranglehold on the closer job for the Nationals. Finnegan has three saves and one win in addition to the blown save over his past five appearances.

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  • Nationals' Kyle Finnegan: Falters in save chance

    Finnegan (4-3) allowed four unearned runs in a blown save and loss against the Phillies on Thursday, yielding three hits and a walk with one strikeout.

    Finnegan came on in the ninth inning to protect a 5-3 lead but the first two hitters reached on a double and throwing error, respectively. After retiring the next two hitters, Finnegan gave up two-run doubles to J.T. Realmuto and Rhys Hoskins for his first blown save since taking over closer duties last week. Finnegan had put together eight straight scoreless outings prior to Thursday, so his role likely remains secure for the time being, but his 1.48 WHIP in 44 innings could be a harbinger of more volatility going forward.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 176 lbs
Birthplace: Detroit, MI
Age: 30
Experience: 2
Bats/Throws: R, R