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Thursday, May 06, 2021

Immaculate outing from Finnegan vs. Braves

Reliever Kyle Finnegan threw the fifth immaculate inning in Nationals team history on Wednesday against the Braves. By definition, that is recording three strikeouts on nine pitches.

The right-hander retired Austin Riley, Dansby Swanson and William Contreras in the sixth inning of Washington’s 5-3 loss to Atlanta.

Finnegan joined Stephen Strasburg (June 3, 2019 vs. Marlins), Max Scherzer (June 5, 2018 vs. Rays and May 14, 2017 vs. Phillies) and Jordan Zimmermann (May 6, 2011 vs. Marlins) as the only Nationals pitchers to accomplish the feat. The last Major League player to do so was Zach Plesac with the Indians on Sept. 18, 2020, vs. the Tigers.

Here’s how Finnegan got it done:
Vs. Riley: 94.7 mph sinker, called strike; 96.2 mph sinker, foul tip; 89.2 mph slider, swinging strike
Vs. Swanson: 96.1 mph sinker, called strike; 88.4 mph splitter, foul; 92.6 mph sinker, swinging strike
Vs. Contreras: 95.9 mph sinker, called strike; 95.1 mph sinker, foul tip; 95.0 mph sinker, called strike

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 06, 2021 at 12:32 AM | 6 comment(s)
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