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Jun 12, 2024 2 3 1.91 19 8.5
Jun 11, 2024 2 3 1.65 18 12.5
Jun 9, 2024 1 3 1.73 18 10.5
Jun 7, 2024 1 3 1.80 17 11
Jun 4, 2024 1 3 1.88 16 1.5

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Player Outlook
Kyle Finnegan was 14th in the majors with a career-high 28 saves for the Nationals, which represented a 66.7% team save share. The 32-year-old pitched a career-high 69.1 innings, but he may have run out of gas down the stretch as he posted a 7.63 ERA and 1.89 WHIP over the last month-and-a-half. His performance otherwise (2.55 ERA, 1.11 WHIP) was solid and he was Washington's highest leveraged reliever per WPA (1.88) and gmLI (1.90). Finnegan still relied heavily on his upper-90's fastball (70% usage), but he threw more split fingers (24.8%) since it was his most successful pitch (.167 BAA, 35.3% whiff) last year. However, the right-hander produced a career-worst strikeout rate (21.7%) and permitted 11 home runs (17.7% HR/FB%). With the Nationals playing more competitive ball, they may turn to a reliever with more upside for ninth inning duties. They have a few internal options (Harvey, Rainey), so don't be surprised if Finnegan gets fewer save opportunities in 2024.

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2024 2027.2 28.3 2 3 19 30 10 1.91 0.85
2023 339.55.1 69.3 7 5 28 63 24 3.76 1.30
2022 2323.5 66.7 6 4 11 70 22 3.51 1.14
3y Avg. 250.53.7 67.3 6 6 17 67 27 3.61 1.31
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  • Nationals' Kyle Finnegan: Secures 19th save

    Finnegan gave up a solo home run and struck out one in the ninth inning Wednesday to record his 19th save of the season in a 7-5 win over the Tigers. Riley Greene took Finnegan deep with one out to make things interesting, but the right-hander slammed the door shut from there. Finnegan has served up three homers in his last 10 appearances, a worrying trend, but those account for the only three earned runs he's allowed during that stretch. On the season, he sports a 1.91 ERA, 0.85 WHIP and 30:10 K:BB through 28.1 innings.
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  • Nationals' Kyle Finnegan: Grabs second win

    Finnegan (2-3) earned the win in Tuesday's 10-inning victory over the Tigers, striking out three over 1.1 scoreless innings. Finnegan struck out Colt Keith for the final out in the ninth, stranding the winning run on second base, before the Nats took a 5-4 lead in the top of the 10th. The right-hander would then set Detroit down in order in the bottom half, stranding the free runner to close out his second win this season. The 32-year-old Finnegan has been superb this year, allowing just two earned runs in his last 25.2 innings. Overall, he sports a 1.65 ERA with a 0.84 WHIP and 29:10 K:BB while converting 18 of 20 save chances across 27.1 innings.
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  • Nationals' Kyle Finnegan: Picks up 18th save

    Finnegan earned the save Sunday, striking out one in a perfect inning against Atlanta. Finnegan entered in the ninth frame after a Jarred Kelenic blast cut the Washington lead to three and needed only 11 pitches to finish off Atlanta and secure his 18th save in 20 opportunities. Finnegan has contributed 23 scoreless outings over 26 appearances spanning 26 innings this season, lowering his ERA to 1.73 and WHIP to 0.88 with Sunday's effort.
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  • Nationals' Kyle Finnegan: Up to 17 saves

    Finnegan earned the save Friday in a 2-1 win over Atlanta, striking out a pair in a scoreless ninth inning. Finnegan is now 17-for-19 in save chances this year, tied for fourth-most in the majors. The right-hander's allowed just two earned runs in his last 23 appearances (23.1 innings), lowering his ERA to 1.80 with a 0.92 WHIP and 25:10 K:BB across 25 innings this season.
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  • Nationals' Kyle Finnegan: Notches 16th save

    Finnegan picked up the save Sunday against Cleveland, allowing one hit and zero walks while striking out zero in a scoreless ninth inning. Finnegan's strong season continued Sunday, and his 16 saves are tied for fourth in the major leagues. The 32-year-old has been remarkably consistent, allowing just one earned run since March 31 and converting 14 of 15 save opportunities during that span.
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  • Nationals' Kyle Finnegan: Records 15th save

    Finnegan picked up the save in a win over Atlanta on Thursday, pitching a scoreless ninth inning while striking out one and issuing a walk. Finnegan entered the game with a two-run lead in the ninth and issued a leadoff walk to Ozzie Albies to put himself in an early jam. However, the right-handed reliever was able to retire the next three batters in succession to notch his 15th save of the season. Finnegan now has three scoreless appearances since blowing the save against the Phillies on May 18, posting a 5:1 K:BB over that stretch. He currently has six saves this month to go along with a 0.93 ERA.
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  • Nationals' Kyle Finnegan: Secures save No. 14

    Finnegan struck out one batter in a perfect ninth inning against the Mariners on Saturday to earn his 14th save of the season. Finnegan dotted the inside corner to strike out Cal Raleigh before getting both Mitch Garver and Julio Rodriguez to ground out. With that, Finnegan is now up to 14 saves, two behind Emmanuel Clase and Ryan Helsley for the MLB lead. His last save prior to Saturday was May 14, as he went a while without being used and squandered a save chance, but Finnegan has only strengthened his grasp on the closer job in Washington with his performance this season. In turn he's also given the organization leverage in trade talks that will inevitably take place this summer.
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  • Nationals' Kyle Finnegan: Notches 13th save

    Finnegan recorded his 13th save of the season in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the White Sox, giving up two hits and striking out one in a scoreless ninth inning. The knocks were the first off the right-hander since April 12, snapping a stretch of 11 straight hitless appearances, but he was able to escape the jam and preserve a 6-3 win by fanning Nicky Lopez. Finnegan hasn't blown a save or been tagged with an earned run since the calendar flipped to April, posting a 0.00 ERA, 0.77 WHIP and 16:7 K:BB over his last 15.2 innings.
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  • Nationals' Kyle Finnegan: Picks up 12th save

    Finnegan struck out one batter during a perfect ninth inning to pick up the save Tuesday against Baltimore. Finnegan has been one of the most reliable closers in the big leagues this season, and he now leads the majors after picking up his 12th save Tuesday. The 32-year-old right-hander owns a 1.76 ERA and 0.85 WHIP, and he's struck out 15 batters across 15.1 innings on the year.
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  • Nationals' Kyle Finnegan: Slams door for 11th save

    Finnegan walked one batter during one scoreless inning to pick up the save Sunday against the Blue Jays. Finnegan has not allowed an earned run over his last 13 appearances and converted his 10th straight save opportunity for the surprising Nationals, who moved to .500 on the season with the win. Finnegan now carries a 1.88 ERA and 0.91 WHIP with his 11 total saves, matching Clay Holmes and Ryan Helsley for the major-league lead in that department.
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  • Nationals' Kyle Finnegan: Strikes out side for 10th save

    Finnegan picked up the save over the Rangers on Wednesday, striking out the side in a perfect ninth inning. The right-hander took over in the bottom of the ninth with a 1-0 lead and ran right through the Rangers lineup, retiring all three batters on swinging strikeouts to secure his 10th save of the season, tying him with Ryan Helsley, Robert Suarez and Clay Holmes for the league lead. Finnegan has successfully converted each of his last nine save attempts and hasn't allowed a hit over his last eight appearances (spanning eight innings), posting a 9:1 K:BB over that stretch. Wednesday also marked his first time this season in which he struck out the side.
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  • Nationals' Kyle Finnegan: Cruises to ninth save

    Finnegan walked one in a scoreless ninth to pick up the save during Sunday's 12-9 victory over the Marlins. He struck out one. Finnegan needed 21 pitches to finish the game but kept Miami off the scoreboard to match the league lead with his ninth save in 10 opportunities. He lowered his ERA to 2.19 with a 0.97 WHIP and 11 strikeouts over 12.1 innings.
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  • Nationals' Kyle Finnegan: Up to seven saves

    Finnegan earned the save in Wednesday's 2-0 win over the Dodgers, striking out one in a perfect ninth inning. Finnegan's now gone seven straight appearances (6.2 innings) without allowing an earned run. He's up to seven saves on the year, tying Ryan Helsley and Clay Holmes for the league lead. The 32-year-old Finnegan lowered his ERA to 3.24 with a 1.32 WHIP and 8:5 K:BB through his first 8.1 innings this season.
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  • Nationals' Kyle Finnegan: Nails down another save

    Finnegan picked up a save against the Dodgers on Monday, striking out one batter in a perfect inning. Finnegan was staked to a two-run lead when he entered in the ninth inning, and he retired all three batters he faced to close out the contest. The right-hander is tied for the league lead with six saves on the campaign, and he's held the opponent without an earned run in all but one of his eight outings. Finnegan came into the season with a shaky hold on the closer role for the Nationals, but he appears to be firmly in control of ninth-inning duties for the time being given his success rate so far.
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  • Nationals' Kyle Finnegan: Picks up save No. 5

    Finnegan picked up the save Saturday in Oakland, striking out one in a perfect inning. Finnegan was tasked with protecting a two-run lead and did so without a sweat, requiring just nine pitches to dispose of the Athletics in order. While he has an un-closer-like 4.26 ERA, Finnegan is tied for the National League lead with his five saves. Hunter Harvey -- who pitched a scoreless eighth inning Saturday -- has yet to notch a save.
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  • Nationals' Kyle Finnegan: Tagged with loss Friday

    Finnegan (0-2) took the loss Friday, giving up an unearned run on a hit and a walk in the 10th inning against the A's. He struck out one. The right-hander couldn't prevent the phantom runner from crossing the plate, even after intentionally walking Shea Langeliers to lead off the 10th to set up a potential double play. Finnegan has been shaky to start the season, posting a 6.75 ERA and 5:5 K:BB through 5.1 innings, but he's converted four of five save chances and his spot as the Nats' closer doesn't seem to be at risk for now.
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  • Nationals' Kyle Finnegan: Nails down third save

    Finnegan earned the save Sunday against Philadelphia, allowing no hits and one walk over a scoreless inning while striking out one. Finnegan took another step away from his March 31 blown save, registering a second consecutive scoreless and hitless outing en route to his third save of 2024. With the Nationals still in the basement of the National League, Finnegan likely won't have much room to grow from his 28-save total in 2023, but he appears to be locked in as the club's closer in the early part of the campaign.
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  • Nationals' Kyle Finnegan: Blows save, takes loss

    Finnegan (0-1) blew the save and took the loss Sunday against the Reds. He allowed three runs on three hits and no walks with no strikeouts over two-thirds of an inning. Finnegan began his outing Sunday by promptly generating two outs via lineouts and looked well on his way to a second save in as many days. However, the Reds lineup had a different idea as the next three batters each produced an extra-base hit. Finnegan yielded a double to Jonathan India, a game-tying homer to Will Benson and a walk-off homer to Christian Encarnacion-Strand. Finnegan didn't have the strongest grip on the Nationals' closer job before this game, so keep an eye on this bullpen, as Hunter Harvey could easily enter the discussion for saves in Washington.
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  • Nationals' Kyle Finnegan: Managing back issue

    Finnegan has been unavailable lately due to back tightness but will throw a bullpen session Monday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports. Assuming he comes out of Monday's session with no issues, Finnegan will pitch in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Cardinals. The right-hander is at the top of the Nationals' bullpen hierarchy but could face some competition for saves from Hunter Harvey.
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  • Nationals' Kyle Finnegan: Adds new wrinkle to arsenal

    Finnegan threw three sweepers at 84-85 mph among his 15 pitches during Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Red Sox, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports. The 32-year-old right-hander has gotten solid results in his big-league career with a fastball that averaged 97.3 mph in 2023 along with a a splitter and occasional slider that both sit about 90 mph, but Finnegan worked this offseason to add something slower to his arsenal to give batters a different look. The early results Wednesday with the sweeper were encouraging, as one of them generated an awkward swing on strike three from Ceddanne Rafaela. Finnegan threw his fastball 70 percent of the time last year and that likely isn't going to change, but the sweeper could help boost a strikeout rate that sunk to a career-low 21.9 percent. After recording a career-high 28 saves in 2023, Finnegan will be in the closing mix this season for the Nationals along with Hunter Harvey and potentially Tanner Rainey.
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