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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. 1) / CWS
Contract: view contract details
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Gio Gonzalez pitched decently in Sunday's no-decision against the Braves, yielding four runs (three earned) on six hits over 5 2/3 innings.
Gonzalez struck out eight and walked three on the afternoon. He was in line to pick up the win until the Nationals' bullpen blew a late 6-4 lead. The veteran southpaw will bring a 4.30 ERA and 1.33 WHIP into a home start against the Rockies next time he toes the rubber. Aug 21 - 6:30 PM

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Gio Gonzalez gave up two runs over three innings of work in a rain-shortened start against the Rockies on Tuesday.

It was a two-run home run by DJ LeMahieu that did the damage, but Gio had given up four hits in those three innings before the rain rolled in. Neither he nor Rockies starter Chad Bettis was still around after the two-hour, five-minute rain delay to factor in the decision. Gonzalez will carry a 4.28 ERA into Sunday's start at the Braves.
Aug 17 - 1:58 AM

Gio Gonzalez performed unevenly in Wednesday's win over the Indians, yielding four runs on seven hits over five innings.

Gonzalez struck out five and walked one on the afternoon. Abraham Almonte burned him for an RBI double in the second inning and he went on to surrender three more runs in the third, highlighted by a two-run home run off the bat of Francisco Lindor. No matter. The Nationals' offense teed off on Josh Tomlin for seven runs and Gonzalez improved to an amazing 70-0 in 87 career starts in which he has received four or more runs of support. He will bring a 4.24 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 127/47 K/BB ratio (133 2/3 innings) into a road date with the Rockies next time he takes to the mound.
Aug 10 - 9:16 PM

Gio Gonzalez was on top of his game on Friday, giving up one run and striking out seven batters over seven innings to beat the Giants 5-1.

He surrendered only two hits and one walk. The only damage came on a solo dinger by Angel Pagan in the fourth inning. The win improves his record to 7-9 with a 4.13 ERA. He has a solid 122/46 K/BB ratio in 128 2/3 innings.
Aug 5 - 10:06 PM

Gio Gonzalez held the Giants to two runs -- one earned -- over six innings Sunday in a tough-luck loss.

Washington's offense could muster only one run on three hits against Matt Cain and the San Francisco bullpen, so Gonzalez fell to 6-9 on the season. He quietly had a very good July and will try to keep it rolling next Saturday when he gets a rematch with the Giants.
Jul 31 - 7:32 PM

Gio Gonzalez limited the Indians to three runs -- two earned -- over 6 1/3 innings Tuesday.

Gio left in line for his seventh win, but the bullpen instead saddled him with a no-decision. The southpaw allowed five hits, walking two and striking out four in the start. Gonzalez owns a 4.44 ERA and 1.36 WHIP through 20 starts overall, with 114 strikeouts in 115 2/3 innings. He'll try again for that seventh win Sunday against the Giants.
Jul 26 - 11:08 PM

Gio Gonzalez yielded only one run in six innings to lead the Nationals over the Dodgers 8-1 on Wednesday.

He fanned six, walked two and allowed three base hits. His pitch count and the lopsided score led to his lasting only six innings despite pitching so well. Now 6-8 with a 4.53 ERA and 1.37 WHIP, Gonzalez will prepare for a dangerous two-start week against two first place teams -- the Indians and Giants.
Jul 20 - 11:25 PM

Gio Gonzalez survived control issues in Sunday's win over the Mets, walking four while allowing two runs on four hits over 5 2/3 innings.

When Dusty Baker trotted out to relieve Gonzalez of his duties with two outs in the sixth inning, the 30-year-old southpaw had already thrown 108 pitches (62 strikes). Both runs that scored on his line came via the solo home run, both off the bat of Jose Reyes. Gonzalez hits the All-Star break holding a 4.70 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 104/39 K/BB ratio (103 1/3 innings). He is looking to secure a seventh consecutive season posting a sub-4.00 ERA, but has work left to do on that front.
Jul 10 - 3:54 PM

Gio Gonzalez held the Brewers to three runs over six frames but took a loss on Tuesday.

The outing went much better than his previous start against the Brewers last month, but Gonzalez was out-pitched by Zach Davies. The left-hander surrendered seven hits and walked three, striking out four. Gonzalez has lost seven out of his lat eight decisions and holds a 7.66 ERA over his last nine starts. He'll face the Mets on Sunday in his final start before the All-Star break.
Jul 5 - 10:25 PM

Gio Gonzalez struck out nine while allowing four runs over six innings in Thursday's win over the Reds.

Desperately needing something to show Nationals manager Dusty Baker and company that he's still an effective starter, Gonzalez took a step in the right direction with the nine-strikeout performance. It still wasn't perfect -- he gave up six hits, including a home run, and walked four -- but Rome wasn't built in a day. The southpaw is now 4-7 with a 4.81 ERA and 1.39 WHIP through 16 starts. He'll look to build off that momentum Tuesday against the Brewers.
Jul 1 - 12:17 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Clint Robinson
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Trea Turner
3Wilmer Difo
SS1Danny Espinosa
2Stephen Drew
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
CF1Ben Revere
RF1Bryce Harper
2Chris Heisey
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Gio Gonzalez
4Joe Ross
5Tanner Roark
6Reynaldo Lopez
7A.J. Cole
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Jonathan Papelbon
3Shawn Kelley
4Blake Treinen
5Oliver Perez
6Sammy Solis
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Aaron Barrett
9Matt Belisle