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Gio Gonzalez | Starting Pitcher

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (29) / 9/19/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 203
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
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Gio Gonzalez gave up one run in just 4 2/3 innings Friday against the Mets.
Things could have been much worse, as Gonzalez allowed four hits and four walks while throwing just 59 out of 105 pitches for strikes. However, the Mets weren't able to cash in on their opportunities. Gonzalez struck out six in the no-decision and now owns a 3.75 ERA over 19 starts this season. He'll square off against the Diamondbacks at home next time out. Aug 1 - 12:04 AM

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Gio Gonzalez held the Pirates to three runs (one earned) over five innings.

Gonzalez struck out five without walking a batter. The Pirates scored all three of their runs in the sixth inning, when they racked up a trio of RBI singles. Gonzalez allowed five hits total on the evening as he improved his record to 8-4. He's the owner of a 3.83 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 92/39 K/BB ratio in 106 1/3 innings and will tango with the Mets in a road start next time he toes the rubber.
Jul 25 - 11:22 PM

Gio Gonzalez held the Mets to two runs in six innings, earning his seventh win of the season on Monday.

Both runs came in on a single to opposing starter Matt Harvey in the fourth inning. Gonzalez allowed six hits and three walks overall while walking four. The lefty has been excellent of late, compiling a 2.81 ERA in seven starts since the beginning of June. On the season, he has a 3.93 ERA, a 1.44 WHIP, and an 87/39 K/BB ratio in 100 2/3 innings. Gonzalez matches up with the Pirates on the road in his next start.
Jul 20 - 10:14 PM

Gio Gonzalez went six strong innings in a no-decision against the Orioles on Friday, allowing just one run on six hits.

Gonzalez also issued three free passes while punching out five on the evening. The only blemish on his night was a solo homer off the bat of Adam Jones in the fourth inning. The veteran southpaw wraps up a disappointing first half with a 3.99 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 83/36 K/BB ratio over 94 2/3 innings.
Jul 10 - 10:39 PM

Gio Gonzalez will start for the Nationals in Friday night's series opener against the Orioles.

Gonzalez was scheduled to pitch Wednesday night against the Reds, but the game was postponed by rain. He has a 4.16 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, and 78/33 K/BB ratio through 88 2/3 innings this season with the Nationals.
Jul 9 - 2:33 PM

Wednesday's game between the Nationals and Reds was postponed due to rain.

No makeup date was announced. Gio Gonzalez, the scheduled starter for the Nats, will likely be pushed back to start Friday's game against the Orioles.
Jul 8 - 6:49 PM

Gio Gonzalez delivered a strong performance in Friday's victory over the Giants, racking up six strikeouts over his seven frames.

Gonzalez surrendered just one run on five hits on the night and didn't walk a batter. The only damage that he allowed on the night was a solo homer off the bat of Buster Posey in the seventh inning. Now 6-4 on the season, the southpaw will carry a 4.16 ERA and 78/33 K/BB ratio into Wednesday's start against the Reds.
Jul 3 - 8:54 PM

Saturday's game between the Nationals and Phillies has been postponed due to rain.

The game was called after an hour and 27-minute rain delay. The teams will play a doubleheader on Sunday. The rainout means Gio Gonzalez will be skipped in the rotation. Kevin Correia and Severino Gonzalez will start for the Phillies on Sunday with Stephen Strasburg throwing for the Nats. Washington will have to call someone up to pitch the second game of the double-dip.
Jun 27 - 5:41 PM

Gio Gonzalez didn't allow the Pirates to score in his seven innings of work Sunday as the Nationals skated to an easy win.

Gonzalez did his best to provide a worthy follow-up to Max Scherzer's no-hitter on Saturday. He scattered four hits and a pair of walks while striking out four. Things haven't gone terribly well for Gonzalez this year, but the Nats are hoping Sunday's outing is the start of a hot streak. The lefty has a 4.41 ERA, a 1.49 WHIP, and a 72/32 K/BB ratio over 81 2/3 innings. He'll get the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park next.
Jun 21 - 4:25 PM

Gio Gonzalez struggled in Monday's loss to the Rays, allowing five runs in 3 1/3 innings of work.

Gonzalez allowed runs in each of the second, third, and fourth innings. He gave up eight hits overall and walked three while striking out one. The lefty hasn't been very effective this year, serving up four-plus runs in six of 13 outings so far. Gonzalez stands with a 4.82 ERA, a 1.55 WHIP, and a 68/31 K/BB ratio over 74 2/3 innings. He'll try to bounce back in a home start against the Pirates.
Jun 15 - 10:50 PM

Gio Gonzalez held the Yankees to two runs over 6 1/3 innings Wednesday in a no-decision.

Gio was rolling right along until the bottom of the seventh inning, when he gave up a leadoff Chris Young single and a one-out Brendan Ryan RBI triple. Washington turned to the bullpen at that point, but three more runs came around to score in the frame. Gio was left with a no-decision in the eventual 5-4 extra-innings victory for the Nats. He gets the Rays on the road next.
Jun 10 - 4:49 PM

Gio Gonzalez took a loss after allowing two runs in six innings Thursday against the Cubs.

Gonzalez gave up two singles and two walks to the first four batters he faced before getting a double-play ball and holding the Cubs to two runs in the first. He was fine the rest of the way, but the damage was done in what ended up being a 2-1 loss.
Jun 5 - 12:18 AM

Gio Gonzalez struggled at times in Saturday's loss to the Reds, allowing four runs on seven hits in 5 1/3 innings.

The Reds smacked Gonzalez in the mouth early with a two-run homer by Joey Votto in the third, then drove the starter out of the game with another two runs in the sixth inning. Gonzalez struck out six and walked two. We like him better than his 4.73 ERA and 1.53 WHIP, but he has yet to put together any sort of consistent stretch. He'll try to work toward that end in a home start against the Cubs next Thursday.
May 30 - 7:40 PM

Gio Gonzalez picked up his fourth win of the season after holding the Phillies to a lone run in 6 1/3 innings of work on Sunday.

The run scored in the fourth inning on a Jeff Francoeur single to left field. The lefty allowed seven hits and a walk while striking out seven in what was one of his best outings of the season. Gonzalez has otherwise been inconsistent, owning a 4.53 ERA with a 1.51 WHIP and a 50/19 K/BB ratio in 53 2/3 innings. He'll toe the rubber in Cincinnati against the Reds in his next start.
May 24 - 4:35 PM

Gio Gonzalez was hit around for six runs in five innings against the Yankees, but took a no-decision as the Nationals won in 10 innings on Tuesday.

Gonzalez issued a pair of walks and gave up four hits as the Yankees scored four times in the fourth inning. He also served up a two-run home run to Mark Teixeira in the fifth. The lefty was taken for six hits and a pair of walks overall while only recording one strikeout. Gonzalez has been inconsistent through eight starts, carrying a 4.94 ERA with a 1.54 WHIP and a 43/18 K/BB ratio over 47 1/3 innings. He'll toe the rubber in Chicago against the Cubs on Monday next.
May 19 - 11:13 PM

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