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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 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

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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

Gio Gonzalez allowed two runs and four hits over six innings Monday against the Dodgers.

Gonzalez picked up his fifth win in the contest. He's walked 37 batters, the highest total in the NL, but it hasn't stopped him from posting a 3.03 ERA in 12 starts. There's a pretty good chance that he'll top 4.00 the rest of the way.
Jun 6 - 1:54 AM

Gio Gonzalez allowed three earned runs, eight hits and three walks with six strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings in a win Tuesday in San Francisco.

Gonzalez threw 62 of his 108 pitches for strikes to pick up his first victory in six starts dating back to April 27. The southpaw's inability to pick up wins has been due to his high walk rate, as he has issued 33 free passes over his past 55 1/3 innings with 47 strikeouts. The good news is he has not allowed a homer in back-to-back starts for the first time this season.
May 31 - 3:14 AM

Gio Gonzalez was charged with two runs in 5 1/3 innings and struck out eight Thursday in a no-decision against the Mariners.

Gonzalez allowed just one hit over five innings before giving up singles to two of the first three batters he faced in the sixth. He was then replaced by Jacob Turner, who immediately gave up a three-run homer to Nelson Cruz. The pitching switch was probably the right idea, given that Gonzalez struggles deep into games and was at 96 pitches, but Dusty Baker probably should have had someone better than Turner ready to step in.
May 25 - 3:55 PM

Gio Gonzalez surrendered four runs over 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Braves on Friday.

Gonzalez gave up nine hits — including two homers — and walked three. He finished the night with five strikeouts. The southpaw has allowed 11 earned runs (including six home runs) over his last three starts after giving up just seven earned runs through his first six starts. His ERA sits at 2.86 right now and we expect it to continue to rise as long as he walks batters at this pace. Gonzalez has issued at least three walks in each of his last seven starts.
May 20 - 12:26 AM

Gio Gonzalez worked 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball Sunday in a no-decision versus the Phillies.

Gonzalez didn't allow a run until Tommy Joseph's solo shot in the top of the seventh inning and he left the game with Washington leading 3-1, but the Phillies rallied against Nationals closer Shawn Kelley in the top of the ninth to steal a 4-3 victory. Gonzalez struck out five and yielded only four hits, though he did walk three. The left-hander will carry a shiny 2.47 ERA into his next start on the road against the Braves.
May 14 - 4:54 PM

Gio Gonzalez gave up six earned runs over six innings Monday as the Nationals fell to the Orioles.

Joey Rickard, Mark Trumbo, and Trey Mancini all went deep in the bottom of the first inning to give the Orioles an early 4-0 lead. And that lead was extended to 6-0 off Gonzalez in the fourth. The veteran left-hander entered the start with a sparkling 1.64 season ERA and watched it rise a full run to 2.64. He'll try to get back on track next time out against the Phillies.
May 8 - 10:23 PM

Gio Gonzalez allowed just one run despite walking seven batters in five innings but was not credited with the decision in a 2-1 win over the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

He struggled mightily with his control as evidenced by the free passes. But just as he couldn't hit the plate the Diamondbacks couldn't hit the ball. Gonzalez surrendered only three hits while striking out eight. The only run he allowed came on a Chris Owings solo homer in the first inning. Gonzalez has been marvelous in the early going, registering a 4-0 record with a 1.64 ERA after six starts. His control had not been a problem prior to today. He now has 18 walks and 34 strikeouts in 38 1/3 innings.
May 3 - 10:52 PM

Gio Gonzalez won after allowing two runs over 6 2/3 innings Thursday against the Rockies.

Gonzalez improved to 3-0 with a 1.62 ERA through five starts. He could be considered a sell-high candidate at this point; his strikeout rate is down and his velocity isn't what it was a few years ago. He can remain decent, but the hot start seems like a mirage.
Apr 27 - 6:53 PM

Gio Gonzalez carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning and gave up just one run on two hits in 6 1/3 innings to take home a 3-1 victory over the Mets on Saturday afternoon.

He fanned six batters and issued three walks in the contest. The only mark against him came in the sixth inning when he gave up a lead-off walk that was followed by a Juan Lagares single to break up his bid for a no-hitter. After a Michael Conforto strikeout, Asdrubal Cabrera singled to center to bring in a run. Gonzalez now has a 1.35 ERA through his first four starts of the season. He has struck out 21 batters and walked seven in 26 2/3 innings.
Apr 22 - 8:46 PM

Gio Gonzalez allowed three runs -- two earned -- over 7 1/3 innings Sunday in a no-decision versus the Phillies.

Washington didn't take the lead for good until the bottom of the ninth inning, when Bryce Harper slugged a three-run walkoff homer against Phillies closer Joaquin Benoit. Gonzalez walked three and gave up five hits, including a leadoff homer to Cesar Hernandez in the first inning, but he was otherwise pretty sharp and worked all the way into the top of the eighth. The left-hander will carry a shiny 1.33 ERA into his next start on the road against the Mets.
Apr 16 - 5:25 PM

Gio Gonzalez limited the Cardinals to two runs -- one earned -- across seven innings in Tuesday's 8-3 victory.

Randal Grichuk managed a solo homer off of Gonzalez, but the left-hander was mostly in control of this one from the jump. He allowed six hits and didn't walk anyone while recording six strikeouts. Gonzalez had a terrific spring training and has carried it over with two straight superb showings to start the regular season. He'll try to keep it going the next time out in Atlanta.
Apr 11 - 10:24 PM

Gio Gonzalez bent but didn't break Thursday, scattering seven hits over seven shutout innings in a no-decision against the Marlins.

It helped that all seven of the Marlins' hits were singles, and that the normally inefficient Gonzalez walked just one. Also promising was the fact that he fanned seven over his seven innings of work. Only a terrible showing by his bullpen kept Gio from earning his first win. The southpaw owned a disappointing 4.57 ERA across 32 starts in 2016 -- his worst showing since he was a 23-year-old making 17 starts with the A's in 2009 -- but he's looking to show last was the exception, not the new rule.
Apr 6 - 10:06 PM

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