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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 took a no-decision in Monday's loss to the Cardinals, serving up three runs in six innings.
All three runs scored in the fourth inning, when the Cardinals took advantage of a walk and four consecutive singles. Gonzalez, overall, gave up five hits, walked two, and struck out four. The lefty has had a tough four-start run lately, pushing his ERA up to 4.13 with a 1.47 WHIP and a 127/53 K/BB ratio over 141 2/3 innings. Gonzalez will try to get back in the win column in his next start at home against the Braves. Aug 31 - 11:29 PM

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Gio Gonzalez served up five runs (four earned) in 4 2/3 innings, taking the loss on Wednesday facing the Padres.

Gonzalez gave up four runs in the third inning on a two-run Matt Kemp double and a two-run Justin Upton home run. They were two of seven hits he surrendered in the outing along with two walks and six strikeouts. The lefty appeared to have things figured out but has struggled in his last three starts, causing his ERA to rise back up to 4.11 with a 1.48 WHIP and a 123/51 K/BB ratio over 135 2/3 innings. Gonzalez will hope for better results next week when he faces the Cardinals on the road.
Aug 26 - 10:32 PM

Gio Gonzalez yielded five runs (four earned) over five innings in a loss to the Brewers on Friday.

Gonzalez was hit in the ankle by a comebacker in his final inning of work. He stayed in the game and ended up giving up three runs in the frame, including a two-run homer by Domingo Santana. The southpaw fanned five and walked a pair in the loss. His ERA has jumped from 3.50 to 3.98 over the span of his last two starts. He'll try to get back on the right track next week against the Padres in another home start.
Aug 21 - 11:31 PM

Gio Gonzalez was blasted for six earned runs in 2 2/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the Giants.

Gonzalez went eight scoreless innings on Monday against the Dodgers and he was perfect through two innings Saturday evening in San Francisco, but the Giants unloaded in the bottom of the third for six runs on two walks, three singles, a double, and a triple. Gio will bring a 3.86 ERA and 1.44 WHIP into his next start at home against the Brewers.
Aug 16 - 1:16 AM

Gio Gonzalez tossed eight shutout innings, earning the win as the Nationals took down the Dodgers 8-3 on Monday.

Monday's outing marks the first time he pitched into the eighth inning since July 5 last year. Gonzalez scattered seven hits and a walk while striking out six. He now has eight starts in a row, holding the opposition to two or fewer runs. The lefty continues to lower his ERA, which stands at 3.50 with a 1.42 WHIP and a 111/45 K/BB ratio in 123 1/3 innings. Gonzalez will face the Giants in San Francisco next.
Aug 11 - 1:23 AM

Gio Gonzalez gave up two runs in five innings, taking a no-decision in Wednesday's loss versus the Diamondbacks.

Gonzalez allowed eight hits and a walk, but was able to escape trouble with seven strikeouts. The D'Backs struck for a run in the third inning on a sacrifice fly. The lefty allowed Yasmany Tomas to reach on a single to start the sixth before exiting, and reliever Aaron Barrett eventually allowed him to score, and the run was charged to Gonzalez. He'll head into a road start against the Dodgers next week with a 3.75 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, and a 105/44 K/BB ratio over 115 1/3 innings.
Aug 5 - 11:16 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
3Pedro Severino
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Tyler Moore
3Clint Robinson
2B1Anthony Rendon
2Danny Espinosa
3Dan Uggla
SS1Ian Desmond
2Trea Turner
3B1Yunel Escobar
LF1Jayson Werth
2Matt den Dekker
3Reed Johnson
CF1Denard Span
2Michael Taylor
3Nate McLouth
RF1Bryce Harper
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Gio Gonzalez
5Joe Ross
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Drew Storen
3Casey Janssen
4Matt Thornton
5Blake Treinen
6Felipe Rivero
7Doug Fister
8David Carpenter
9Aaron Barrett
10Craig Stammen
11Rafael Martin
12Matt Grace
13A.J. Cole