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Brandon Finnegan | Starting Pitcher | #29

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (23) / 4/14/1993
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: TCU
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (17) / KC
Contract: view contract details

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Brandon Finnegan tossed five scoreless innings Sunday in the Reds' win over the Brewers.
Finnegan closed out his 2016 with a bang, striking out four without issuing a walk and holding the Brewers to just three hits. Cincinnati will now shut him down. The 23-year-old left-hander finishes with a cool 3.98 ERA and 145 strikeouts in 172 innings. Sep 25 - 5:27 PM

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Brandon Finnegan will make one more start before being shut down.

The Reds were considering shutting him down after his last start -- which was his 30th of the season -- but it was an abbreviated outing, so he'll get one more at an undetermined date. Finnegan has thrown 167 innings this season, which is a significant jump over the 105 1/3 he threw in 2015 but not too much more than the 145 2/3 he threw in 2014 between college and the pros.
Sep 23 - 9:20 AM

The Reds are considering shutting Brandon Finnegan down.

Finnegan has thrown 167 innings this season in his first full year as a starter at the professional level. The left-hander has posted a respectable 4.10 ERA, but he leads all of baseball with his 84 walks and the National League with 29 home runs allowed.
Sep 18 - 10:46 AM

Brandon Finnegan allowed five runs -- two earned -- over 2 1/3 innings in a loss to the Pirates in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader.

The Bucs got to Finnegan for four runs in the second inning, aided by a fielding error, and added a run in the third before Finnegan's night ended. The silver lining is that all seven of the Pirates' hits were singles, so it wasn't as though he was getting shelled. The three walks didn't help -- he leads the National League with 84 walks issued this year -- and Finnegan struck out just one, so it certainly wasn't his best outing regardless. The southpaw is 9-11 with a 4.10 ERA through 30 starts, and he'll look to get back in the win column Friday against the Brewers.
Sep 17 - 10:44 PM

Brandon Finnegan worked five scoreless innings Sunday in the Reds' 8-0 blanking of the Pirates.

Finnegan ran up his pitch count with five walks, but he yielded only five singles and struck out seven in the sharp outing at PNC Park. Finnegan has been on a really nice roll dating back to late July. He'll try to keep it going, maybe with a little more efficiency, in a rematch with the Pirates next.
Sep 11 - 4:44 PM

Brandon Finnegan walked four batters but managed to allow just two runs over five frames in a no-decision versus the Mets on Tuesday.

Finnegan struck out six and yielded just three hits over his five frames, but his lack of control forced him to exit early as it often has. Despite the abbreviated outing, Finnegan has now gone four straight starts without allowing more than two runs. He'll face the Pirates on Sunday.
Sep 7 - 12:26 AM

Brandon Finnegan yielded just two runs while punching out nine batters in seven innings but still took a loss to the Angels on Wednesday.

He surrendered only five hits and did not issue any free passes in the ballgame. He held the Angels off the scoreboard until the sixth inning when both of his runs crossed the plate. He was facing a lineup without Mike Trout and Albert Pujols but Finnegan was masterful nonetheless. The dearth of walks was especially impressive given he leads the National League with 72 walks allowed. This was the third strong outing in a row for the 23-year-old left-hander. He struck out 12 in his last start. The Reds have to be thrilled their young stud is rounding into form after struggling most of the season. He is now 8-10 with a 4.19 ERA in 154 2/3 innings.
Aug 31 - 9:53 PM

Brandon Finnegan struck out 12 while allowing two runs in six innings Friday against the Diamondbacks.

This makes five quality starts in six outings for Finnegan, who, despite his recent success, entered the night as the NL leader in homers and walks allowed. He's making it tough on the Reds as they try to decide how to handle him in September. On the one hand, he's doing his best work of the season. On the other, he's thrown 40 more innings than he did last year. It's probably in his best interests to curtail his workload some.
Aug 27 - 1:39 AM

Brandon Finnegan took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and settled for throwing seven shutout innings of work in an 11-1 beatdown of the Dodgers on Saturday.

Finnegan walked two and struck out eight, with Adrian Gonzalez' leadoff single in the seventh inning scuttling any chances of seeing history. Still, it was a dominant performance from a pitcher who has shown at points that he can be dominant as a major league starter. The win improved Finnegan to 8-9 with a 4.32 ERA and 1.37 WHIP through 25 starts. The southpaw will look for an encore performance Friday against the Diamondbacks.
Aug 21 - 12:23 AM

Brandon Finnegan allowed four runs over 5 1/3 frames in Monday's loss to the Marlins.

Finnegan was an inefficient mess as he is wont to do, giving up seven hits and walking three batters. He struck out just three and served up a pair of homers, as the southpaw was pretty lucky that his line wasn't worse. Finnegan will carry a 4.54 ERA into this weekend's matchup against the Dodgers.
Aug 15 - 11:12 PM

Brandon Finnegan walked six while allowing three runs over six innings against the Cardinals on Tuesday.

Finnegan probably deserved a worse fate -- along with his six free passes, the southpaw also gave up two home runs among his six hits allowed -- but the Cardinals offense repeatedly failed to take advantage of Finnegan's vulnerability. He didn't get the win in the game, so the southpaw remains 7-8 with a 4.45 ERA and 1.40 WHIP through 23 starts. Finnegan will next take the hill Monday against the Marlins.
Aug 10 - 12:22 AM

Brandon Finnegan limited the Cardinals to one hit over six innings in the Reds' 7-0 victory Thursday.

Finnegan walked none and threw just 79 pitches in his six innings. He likely would have had another frame left in him, but the Reds correctly chose to hit for him with two on and none out in the bottom of the sixth. It's just the third time this year that Finnegan has gone without walking a batter. He's pitched 12 scoreless innings his last two times out, lowering his ERA from 4.93 to 4.45. He's due to face the Cardinals again next time out.
Aug 4 - 4:00 PM

Brandon Finnegan shut out the Padres for six innings to lead the Reds to a 6-0 victory on Friday night.

He limited the opposition to four base hits while striking out five. His record moves to 6-8 with a 4.68 ERA. Finnegan has struggled in two categories this year -- home runs and walks. Neither of those burned him tonight, although he did walk three. He has given up 22 home runs and a hefty 59 walks in 117 1/3 innings this year.
Jul 30 - 2:35 AM

Brandon Finnegan was horrific in Sunday's loss to the Diamondbacks, allowing six runs on seven hits over five innings.

Five of the six runs on Finnegan's line came courtesy of a trio of home runs by Yasmany Tomas, Welington Castillo and Paul Goldschmidt. Tomas and Goldschmidt notched solo shots in the second and fifth innings, respectively, while Castillo came through with a three-run tater in the third. With that disaster squared away, Finnegan will hit the road for a date with the Padres next time he toes the rubber. He will carry a bloated 4.93 ERA and 1.44 WHIP into that affair.
Jul 24 - 5:20 PM

Brandon Finnegan lasted just five-plus innings but picked up a win Monday, allowing two runs in an 8-2 victory over the Braves.

Finnegan served up a leadoff homer and then a double and a single in the sixth before being pulled. He was good before that, though, giving up four hits and a walk through his first five frames. It was just the second time in his last 10 starts that Finnegan walked fewer than three batters. He'll take on the Diamondbacks the next time out.
Jul 19 - 12:04 AM

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