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Gio Gonzalez | Starting Pitcher | #47

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/19/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 207
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / Supplemental (Rd. 0) / CWS
Contract: view contract details

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Nationals manager Dusty Baker said Gio Gonzalez will remain in the starting rotation despite another poor outing Saturday against the Brewers.
The wheels have fallen off for Gonzalez over his last seven starts (0-6, 8.44 ERA) but Baker plans to let him pitch through the slump. "You worry about his confidence and he has to get that third out," said Baker. "We have to stop them from getting that two-out hit." Washington needs Gonzalez to rebound quickly. The Nats have lost seven straight and it looks like ace Stephen Strasburg (back) could be headed to the disabled list. Jun 25 - 10:46 PM

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Gio Gonzalez allowed six runs over three innings in Saturday's loss to the Brewers.

Gio has now lost six straight decisions, and the Nats are 0-7 in his past seven outings. And Saturday was arguably his worst start of those seven, as he gave up six hits, including a home run, while walking one and striking out five. Something is clearly off about the 30-year-old, as he's now got a 4.73 ERA and 1.37 WHIP in 15 starts overall. Gonzalez will try to stop the slide Thursday against the Reds.
Jun 25 - 9:24 PM

Gio Gonzalez was hit hard in Sunday's loss to the Padres, surrendering five runs on eight hits in his 5 1/3 innings of work.

The left-hander walked four and struck out three on the afternoon. The Padres scratched out a run in the first, then took control of the game with a pair in the fourth and another pair in the fifth innings. Gonzalez has struggled this season, compiling a 3-6 record, 4.25 ERA and 1.33 WHIP. He'll look to get back on track when he does battle against the Brewers in Milwaukee on Saturday.
Jun 19 - 9:58 PM

Gio Gonzalez recorded nine strikeouts but took a no-decision Tuesday, allowing three runs over 6 1/3 innings in a loss to the Cubs.

The left-hander walked four but gave up only five hits on the night. The Nationals took him off the hook by tying the game in the eighth inning, but they then gave the lead back up in the next frame. Gonzalez went through a rough three-start stretch but has now put up two nice outings in a row. He'll get the Padres on the road on Sunday.
Jun 14 - 10:38 PM

Gio Gonzalez couldn't overcome a rough first inning on Thursday, giving up three runs on five hits over seven innings in a loss to the White Sox.

The southpaw punched out a season-high 10 batters in the ballgame while walking only two. All of the damage off Gonzalez came in the first inning, with a two-run double from Melky Cabrera and an RBI double off the bat of Brett Lawrie. Gonzalez settled in masterfully afterwards, but the damage had already been done. He'll bring a 3.93 ERA and 1.25 WHIP into Tuesday's matchup against the Cubs.
Jun 10 - 12:16 AM

Gio Gonzalez was tagged for five runs over six innings in a loss to the Reds on Friday.

Gonzalez gave up a four-spot in the second inning a solo blast to Eugenio Suarez in the third. He struck out eight and walked none in the loss. Gonzalez has allowed 18 runs over his last three starts and has seen his ERA jump from 1.86 to 3.94 in the process. We never expected the ERA to last, but it has been a rapid return to reality.
Jun 3 - 10:36 PM

Gio Gonzalez was hit hard by the Cardinals on Saturday, allowing six runs over 4 2/3 innings in a loss.

Gio gave up six hits, including a home run to Matt Holliday, while walking four in the outing. The loss was his second in a row and his second bad showing, raising his ERA to 3.57. He'll try to get back on the winning path Friday when the Nats visit the Reds.
May 28 - 10:37 PM

Gio Gonzalez was lit up for seven runs over five innings of work in Monday's loss to the Mets.

Gonzalez managed seven strikeouts and didn't issue a walk, but it was ugly aside from that. The left-handed surrendered a trio of home runs and a season-high 10 hits on the night. Gonzalez will try to bounce back this weekend against the Cardinals.
May 23 - 11:33 PM

Gio Gonzalez delivered 6 1/3 innings of one-run ball Wednesday in the Nationals' 7-1 defeat of the Mets.

Gonzalez was yet again sharp, issuing only one walk and five hits while pitching into the bottom of the seventh at New York's Citi Field. He struck out five. The left-hander now boasts a 1.86 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, and 40/13 K/BB ratio over 48 1/3 innings this season and he gets the division-rival Mets again next week. This time the game will be played in D.C.
May 18 - 10:54 PM

Gio Gonzalez allowed two unearned runs over five innings against the Marlins on Friday.

Both runs scored in the fifth inning following a leadoff walk and a pair of errors by Daniel Murphy. After striking out just three batters combined over his previous two starts, Gonzalez notched seven strikeouts on Friday and walked just two batters. He hasn’t walked more than three batters in any of his seven starts this season. He’ll bring a stingy 1.93 ERA into an NL East showdown against the Mets next week.
May 13 - 11:30 PM

Gio Gonzalez gave up five runs on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Cubs on Saturday.

Gio pitched pretty well until a three-run sixth inning that also spelled his exit. In total, he allowed seven hits and a walk while striking out two. He had allowed just four earned runs over his first five starts of the year before Saturday, so we'll let him slide for a subpar outing against the league's best offense. Gonzalez will look to get back on track Friday against the Marlins.
May 7 - 7:54 PM

Gio Gonzalez allowed four hits over six innings as the Nationals blanked the Royals 2-0 on Monday.

Gonzalez struck out just one, but the struggling Royals offense couldn't put together hits against him. Gonzalez has a 1.15 ERA and a 0.99 WHIP through five starts. We're not buying those numbers, but he does figure to continue to pitch better than he did last year.
May 3 - 12:12 AM

Gio Gonzalez threw the ball well once again, allowing just two runs (one earned) in 6 1/3 innings in Wednesday’s loss to the Phillies.

A couple of lead-off singles in the sixth and seventh innings came back to haunt Gonzalez, but he continued his rock-solid start to the campaign. He has a 1.42 ERA and 25 strikeouts in 25 1/3 innings. If it weren’t for some disappointing run support, resulting in just one win, it’s conceivable that the lefty could currently be a top-10 fantasy starter. He certainly has some regressing to do, but his .341 BABIP a year ago made us forget how dependable he’s been since the beginning of 2010.
Apr 27 - 10:33 PM

Gio Gonzalez dispatched the Twins on Friday, allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits over six frames to earn his first victory of the 2016 season.

The 30-year-old southpaw racked up eight strikeouts for the second consecutive start while walking only one. He has been outstanding through his first three starts, compiling a 1.42 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 20/4 K/BB ratio across 19 innings. He'll look extend his winning streak when he takes on the Phillies at home on Thursday.
Apr 22 - 10:45 PM

Gio Gonzalez tossed seven innings of one-run ball Sunday in a no-decision against the Phillies.

Washington wound up losing the game in extras, with closer Jonathan Papelbon blowing his first save of 2016. Gonzalez did his part, yielding just four hits while striking out eight. The left-hander has been brilliant in both of his starts to open the season, but those outings have come against the lowly Braves and Phils. He does have another juicy matchup next: at home against the Twins.
Apr 17 - 5:23 PM

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