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Gio Gonzalez | Starting Pitcher | #47

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (31) / 9/19/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 207
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / CWS
Contract: view contract details

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Gio Gonzalez shut the Angels out over six innings in Tuesday’s 3-1 victory.
Gonzalez flirted with a no-hitter for the second time in his last three starts, as the Angels didn’t pick up their first base knock until two outs in the sixth when Cameron Maybin reached on an infield single. The southpaw wound up loading the bases that frame but got out of it. Gonzalez has surrendered just three runs over his last four outings and will try to keep it going in a juicy matchup Sunday in San Diego. Aug 15 - 10:04 PM

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Gio Gonzalez held the Marlins to one run in seven innings and earned a win on Wednesday.

He scattered seven base hits -- all singles -- and did not issue a walk while fanning six batters in the premium outing. After struggling last year, the 31-year-old veteran has bounced back in a major way in 2017. He has a 10-5 record with a sterling 2.59 ERA after 23 starts. He has 138 strikeouts in 149 1/3 innings.
Aug 9 - 10:56 PM

Nationals activated LHP Gio Gonzalez from the paternity leave list.

Gonzalez will rejoin the rotation Wednesday against the Marlins at home. It's the same team he nearly no-hit last week in Miami.
Aug 7 - 5:02 PM

Nationals placed LHP Gio Gonzalez on the paternity leave list.

He'll be away from the club for a couple of days. Erick Fedde was recalled from Triple-A and will start in his place against the Cubs on Sunday.
Aug 5 - 11:07 AM

Gio Gonzalez will be placed on paternity leave this weekend.

Erick Fedde will get a start in Gonzalez's place. The lefty took a no-hitter into the ninth inning in his last outing.
Aug 4 - 12:27 PM

Gio Gonzalez carried a no-hitter into the ninth inning Monday in the Nationals' 1-0 win over the Marlins.

Dee Gordon broke it up with a leadoff single to center field and Nationals manager Dusty Baker promptly turned to his bullpen with Gonzalez sitting at 106 pitches. The left-hander walked three batters and plunked one while striking out five over his eight shutout frames. He's been tremendous this season for first-place Washington, now boasting a 2.66 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and 132/58 K/BB ratio over 142 1/3 innings. Up next is a road start against the Cubs.
Jul 31 - 9:29 PM

Gio Gonzalez gave up two runs and struck out eight batters in seven innings of work but didn't get a decision as his team beat the Brewers 8-5 on Wednesday.

The game was tied at 2-2 when he left the ballgame. He gave up one walk and five hits. Both runs scored in the first inning, the first on a solo home run by outfielder Domingo Santana. The other run scored when Travis Shaw came home as Jesus Aguilar reached base on a swinging strikeout pitch that eluded the catcher. Gonzalez went on to fire six more shutout frames before being relieved. His record holds at 8-5 with a 2.81 ERA through 21 starts.
Jul 26 - 11:30 PM

Gio Gonzalez lost after allowing four runs in 5 2/3 innings Wednesday against the Angels.

A rare rough outing for Gonzalez this year. In fact, it’s the first time he’s given up four runs since May 19 and just the third time in 20 starts total. He’s now lost four of his last five outings, but that’s a lot more about run support than anything he’s done wrong. The potent Nationals offense just hasn’t been as kind to him as it has to the rest of the team’s starters.
Jul 20 - 1:12 AM

Gio Gonzalez spun 8 1/3 scoreless innings in a 5-0 win over the Reds on Friday.

Gonzalez was pulled after getting Joey Votto to fly out to begin the ninth inning. The southpaw gave up just four hits on the night (three of them singles) while walking two and striking out six. The strong outing brought his ERA down to 2.66 for the year, which is good enough for third in the NL behind teammate Max Scherzer and Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw.
Jul 14 - 11:07 PM

Gio Gonzalez allowed three runs over six innings in a loss to the Braves on Thursday.

Gio gave up seven hits, including a Kurt Suzuki solo homer, while walking two in the quality start. He also struck out six, giving him 110 strikeouts in 113 1/3 innings on the year. Three-game losing streak aside -- he's allowed five runs combined in those three losses -- it was a revitalizing first half for the 31-year-old, who goes into the All-Star break with a 7-4 record, 2.86 ERA and 1.23 WHIP. If he keeps pitching like this in the second half, there won't be many more three-game losing streaks of which to speak.
Jul 7 - 1:39 AM

Gio Gonzalez was sharp Saturday, allowing a lone run on two hits while striking out nine over seven innings in a loss to the Cardinals.

It was unfortunate for Gonzalez that one of the two hits he allowed on the night was to eighth-place hitter Alex Mejia with a runner on second, plating a run that saddled the southpaw with an undeserving loss. Gio has been nothing short of brilliant this season with little fanfare, posting a 2.77 ERA and 1.21 WHIP over 17 starts. He's now lost two in a row while allowing a combined two runs, and he'll hope for better luck Thursday against the Braves.
Jul 1 - 11:32 PM

Gio Gonzalez took a tough-luck loss Monday after allowing just one run and two hits in six innings versus the Cubs.

Gio's peripherals still aren't very impressive at all, but he's going to get some All-Star consideration with his 7-2 record and 2.87 ERA in 16 starts. Of course, it would have helped his case if the Nationals could have gotten him off the hook for the loss tonight.
Jun 26 - 11:44 PM

Gio Gonzalez improved to 7-1 on Tuesday, limiting the Marlins to three runs on six hits over his seven frames.

Gonzalez racked up eight strikeouts on the evening while issuing two free passes. Most of the damage against him came on a two-run homer off the bat of Marcel Ozuna in the fifth inning. The left-hander will carry an impressive 2.96 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 87/40 K/BB ratio into Monday's start against the Cubs.
Jun 20 - 10:19 PM

Gio Gonzalez allowed two runs over seven innings in a win over the Mets on Thursday.

Gio gave up five hits, including a solo homer, without walking a batter in the contest. He also struck out five. It was his fourth consecutive quality start, and the southpaw moved to 6-1 with a 2.89 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 79/38 K/BB ratio in 14 starts overall. Gonzalez will look to keep rolling Tuesday against the Marlins.
Jun 15 - 11:54 PM

Gio Gonzalez struck out nine batters over six innings of one-run ball Saturday in a no-decision versus the Rangers.

Gonzalez allowed just three hits and one walk and he left the game with Washington leading 3-1, but Koda Glover blew a save in the ninth inning and the Nationals lost in 11 innings. Gonzalez stands 5-1 with a sharp 2.91 ERA in 13 starts this season. He'll face the Mets on the road next.
Jun 10 - 4:25 PM

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3B1Anthony Rendon
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