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Gio Gonzalez | Starting Pitcher | #47

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (32) / 9/19/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 207
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / CWS
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Gio Gonzalez needed 111 pitches to get through five innings but was charged with just three runs – two earned – in Tuesday’s suspended game versus the Yankees.
Gonzalez got himself into trouble often but did manage to wiggle out of much of it, as he has a knack to do. Escaping a jam with runners on second and third and no one out in the second inning was in particular a Houdini act. The southpaw whiffed five on the night, walking four and giving up six hits. Gonzalez holds a 2.36 ERA, but trouble could be around the corner with that 1.41 WHIP. He gets the Padres at home next. May 15 - 10:18 PM

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Tuesday night's game between the Nationals and Yankees was suspended in the sixth inning due to rain.

It's scheduled to resume at 5:05 p.m. ET on Wednesday, though the forecast looks ugly for that timeframe too. Gio Gonzalez allowed three runs -- two earned -- over five innings before giving way to reliever Wander Suero, who worked a scoreless top of the sixth. Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka gave up three runs in five frames. It will be 3-3 heading into the bottom of the sixth whenever this one gets back underway.
May 15 - 10:14 PM

Gio Gonzalez allowed one earned run, five hits and three walks with eight strikeouts over six innings in a no-decision Wednesday in San Diego.

Gonzalez threw 61 of his 110 pitches for strikes in the quality start, but rookie Joey Lucchesi and the Padres pitching staff was equal to the task in a game decided in the bullpen. He lowered his ERA to 2.22, and he has allowed three or fewer earned runs in each of his eight outings this season. He'll look to continue that trend on Tuesday against Masahiro Tanaka and the visiting Yankees.
May 10 - 1:52 AM

Gio Gonzalez picked up the win by pitching seven strong innings against the Diamondbacks on Sunday in a 3-1 victory.

Gonzalez allowed just the one run, and he struck out eight over those seven innings to pick up his third win of the season. It's another quality start for the southpaw, and his ERA is now down to 2.67 to go along with a 37/14 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 33 2/3 innings. He'll have a chance to improve his numbers on Friday in a home start against the Phillies.
Apr 29 - 5:19 PM

Gio Gonzalez took the loss in his start on Monday against the Giants by allowing three runs over five innings.

Gonzalez didn't have his best command in this one, and while he did strike out four over those five innings, he allowed seven baserunners -- three of them via walk. The 32-year-old southpaw had been outstanding in his previous outings, and he still has quality numbers (3.04 ERA, 29 strikeouts in 26 2/3 innings) on the season. He'll look to improve those numbers on Sunday against the Diamondbacks.
Apr 24 - 1:13 AM

Gio Gonzalez allowed three runs -- two earned -- over five innings in Thursday's loss to the Rockies.

Gio struggled in the early going, allowing two quick runs in the first inning and another in the second, but he straightened out to toss three scoreless to finish off his outing. He gave up five hits and walked three, striking out seven, in total. The start wasn't necessarily a bad one but relative to his first two, in which he allowed just two runs combined, it was underwhelming. He'll take a 2.20 ERA into his start Tuesday against the division-rival Mets.
Apr 12 - 11:32 PM

Gio Gonzalez surrendered one run on six hits over 5 1/3 innings while taking a no-decision in Saturday's loss to the Mets.

Gonzalez struck out six and walked three on the afternoon. The only run to blemish his line came when he put a pair of runners on in the sixth inning, after which he was relieved of duty, with Matt Grace coming out of the pen to give up an RBI single to Travis d'Arnaud. Gonzalez has now allowed just one run in each of his first two starts. He'll try to stay hot in a home showdown with the Rockies next time out.
Apr 7 - 4:08 PM

Gio Gonzalez held the Reds to one run over six innings, striking out seven, in a win Sunday.

Gonzalez scattered five hits and a walk, holding the Reds off the board until finally relenting a run in his final inning of work. There were many skeptics of Gio's 2017 season in which he won 15 games with a 2.96 ERA, and while that skepticism was warranted in many cases, he's off to a good start to 2018. His next turn will come Saturday against the Mets.
Apr 1 - 9:56 PM

Gio Gonzalez pitched three scoreless innings against the Twins on Tuesday.

Gonzalez allowed one hit and one walk, and he struck out two. He finished the spring with a 3.57 ERA. The left-hander will make his regular season debut on Sunday against the Reds.
Mar 27 - 5:01 PM

Gio Gonzalez surrendered eight runs -- four earned -- through 4 2/3 innings in Wednesday's loss to the Astros.

An unusual ugly result for someone who tends to excel in Triple-A. His ERA jumped from 2.70 to 4.30 today. With his price tag significantly higher than last year, Gonzalez isn't on our recommended list.
Mar 21 - 4:59 PM

Gio Gonzalez pitched five innings of one-run ball as the Nationals beat the Cardinals 4-2 on Friday.

It looked like Gonzalez might have gotten hurt fielding a grounder, but he said afterwards that he was just doing some stretching. Always an exceptional spring training pitcher, Gonzalez is 1-0 with a 2.70 ERA in three starts this year.
Mar 16 - 4:51 PM

Gio Gonzalez allowed two runs on six hits over three innings Sunday in a Grapefruit League start versus the Tigers.

Gonzalez gave up four singles in the Tigers' one-run first inning and a single and a triple in Detroit's one-run second. The veteran left-hander figures to regress this season from the shiny 2.96 ERA he posted in 2017. He walked 79 batters in 201 innings and posted his lowest strikeout rate since 2010. Gonzalez is certainly still draftable, but there's some "buyer beware" to his fantasy outlook for 2018.
Mar 4 - 2:26 PM

Gio Gonzalez pitched a pair of scoreless innings and struck out two Tuesday in a 2-2 tie between the Nationals and Marlins.

Gonzalez should have been an early pick in any Grapefruit League fantasy drafts; his spring ERAs have ranged from 1.50 to 2.84 the last five years. We're a little more skeptical about how he'll perform in the regular season, and given that he'll be considerably more expensive than he was last spring, he doesn't seem like a very good investment.
Feb 27 - 4:35 PM

Gio Gonzalez will start for the Nationals in Game 5 of the NLDS on Thursday night against the Cubs.

Tanner Roark was the other option for Washington after Stephen Strasburg pitched in Roark's place in Game 4 on Wednesday following Tuesday's rainout. Gonzalez allowed three earned runs over five innings in Game 2 of the NLDS on Saturday, but the 32-year-old left-hander had a terrific regular season and seems like the best choice here for manager Dusty Baker. Max Scherzer will be available for an inning or two of relief in Game 5. Roark will obviously be available out of the bullpen as well. It's all hands on deck, outside of Strasburg, for the right to face the Dodgers in the National League Championship Series. Kyle Hendricks is starting NLDS Game 5 for the visiting Cubs.
Thu, Oct 12, 2017 02:28:00 PM

Gio Gonzalez allowed three runs over five innings, striking out six, in a no-decision Saturday against the Cubs in Game 2 of the NLDS.

Gonzalez gave up just three hits and walked two, but two of the hits were dingers that accounted for all three runs. He was staring at a loss before the Nats rallied for five runs in the eighth inning, leaving Gio without a say in the outcome. He's on track for a potential deciding Game 5 at home, if the series gets that far.
Sat, Oct 7, 2017 09:03:00 PM

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4Raudy Read
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Matt Adams
3Mark Reynolds
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Howie Kendrick
3Wilmer Difo
SS1Trea Turner
3B1Anthony Rendon
2Adrian Sanchez
LF1Adam Eaton
2Juan Soto
CF1Michael Taylor
2Brian Goodwin
3Andrew Stevenson
RF1Bryce Harper
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Max Scherzer
2Stephen Strasburg
3Tanner Roark
4Gio Gonzalez
5Jeremy Hellickson
6Joe Ross
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Ryan Madson
3Brandon Kintzler
4Koda Glover
5Shawn Kelley
6Joaquin Benoit
7Matt Grace
8Sammy Solis
9Carlos Torres
10Trevor Gott
11Wander Suero