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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 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

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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

Brandon Finnegan notched his fourth victory of the season on Tuesday despite serving up four home runs in his five innings of work against the Cubs.

In total, the southpaw allowed five runs on five hits and four walks while striking out four. All of the run-scoring against him came via the long ball, with Kris Bryant, Javier Baez and Addison Russell each swatting solo shots, while Russell also added a two-run bomb. While he has shown flashes of dominance, he has been far too inconsistent to trust in mixed leagues. He heads into the All-Star break with a 4.71 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 73/53 K/BB ratio over 101 1/3 innings.
Jul 5 - 5:31 PM

Brandon Finnegan wasn't long for Thursday's beatdown at the hands of the Nationals, allowing eight runs over 2 1/3 innings before exiting.

Finnegan was a combination of bad and wild that saw three of the Nationals' five hits go for extra bases, including two home runs, with five walks allowed as well. The loss was his third in a row to drop him to 3-7, and his ERA has risen from 3.61 to 4.48 with those three losses. If an easy matchup is what Finnegan needs to get back on track, it's not what he'll get, as the Reds will travel to face the Cubs on Tuesday.
Jul 1 - 12:21 AM

Brandon Finnegan struck out eight while allowing three runs over 6 2/3 innings in a loss to the Padres on Saturday.

Finnegan gave up five hits and walked three, and it was his counterpart, Drew Pomeranz, who delivered most of the damage with a solo home run and an RBI single. The loss dropped Finnegan to 3-6 despite a passable 3.83 ERA in 16 starts. He's still walking too many batters but the 23-year-old has flashed some of the promise that made the Reds covet him in the Johnny Cueto deal a year ago. Finnegan will next take on the Nationals on Thursday.
Jun 25 - 8:02 PM

Brandon Finnegan surrendered four earned runs over five innings Sunday in a loss to the Astros.

Houston pounced for two runs in the second and two more in the fifth, with the Cincinnati offense providing zero support. Finnegan gave up five hits and walked three while falling to 3-5 on the year. He struck out only one. A home start against the Padres is next for the 23-year-old left-hander, who's had a very up and down season so far.
Jun 19 - 5:02 PM

Brandon Finnegan struck out five over six innings of one-run ball in Tuesday's 3-1 victory over the Braves.

Finnegan had his usual control issues, walking three, but he gave up just four hits -- all singles -- while striking out five. The only run the Braves were able to scratch together came on a suicide squeeze by pitcher Julio Teheran. Finnegan has managed a solid 3.61 ERA and 1.31 WHIP despite an underwhelming 58/38 K/BB ratio over 82 1/3 frames. He'll take on the Astros in Houston on Sunday.
Jun 14 - 11:06 PM

Brandon Finnegan pitched well in Thursday's no-decision against the Cardinals, allowing two runs on five hits across seven frames.

Finnegan punched out seven on the evening while walking one. The Cardinals scratched out single runs in each the second and sixth innings, but the southpaw did a nice job limiting their chances to rally. He has shown flashes of brilliance this season, though he has been mired in inconsistency in his first full-season in the starting rotation. He'll head into Tuesday's start against the Braves in Atlanta with a 3.77 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 53/35 K/BB ratio through 76 1/3 innings.
Jun 9 - 10:27 PM

Brandon Finnegan limited the Nationals to one run over 6 1/3 innings on Friday.

The only damage was a solo blast by Jayson Werth in the seventh, but it wasn’t easy. He allowed five hits and walked three batters while notching only two strikeouts. Still, it was good enough for his second win and his first since way back on April 16. The 23-year-old owns a 3.89 ERA through 12 starts, but his control (34 walks in 69 1/3 innings) makes him a risky play in mixed fantasy leagues.
Jun 3 - 10:36 PM

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