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Gio Gonzalez | Starting Pitcher

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/19/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 203
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
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Gio Gonzalez failed to make it out of the fourth inning, but got a no-decision as the Nationals walked off 5-4 winners against the Brewers on Sunday.
The Brewers ran up Gonzalez's pitch count, forcing him to throw 88 pitches to 18 batters before he departed with one out in the third inning. Gonzalez wasn't terrible, but he struggled with command as only 47 of his pitches went for strikes. Overall, he allowed four hits, walked three, and struck out five. Gonzalez will bring a 3.74 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, and a 90/36 K/BB ratio into this weekend's road start against the Reds. Jul 20 - 5:32 PM

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Gio Gonzalez fell to 6-5, allowing four runs (three earned) over 6 2/3 innings in Thursday's loss against the Orioles.

Gonzalez entered the start having pitched 22 consecutive scoreless innings, but Steve Pearce put an end to that quickly, blasting a solo home run in the first inning. The O's later rallied for three runs in the third inning, all with two outs. Overall, Gonzalez allowed six hits, walked three, and struck out seven. The lefty will go into the All-Star break with a 3.56 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP, and a 85/33 K/BB ratio.
Jul 10 - 10:03 PM

Gio Gonzalez threw eight scoreless innings Saturday in the Nationals' 13-0 rout of the Cubs.

It was a lifeless showing from the Cubs, who unloaded 40 percent of their starting rotation to the A's on Friday night. Gonzalez allowed only four hits and a walk while striking out seven. He's now working on a 22-inning scoreless streak, appearing well-poised for a strong second half of the 2014 season. A date with the Orioles is next.
Jul 5 - 7:41 PM

Gio Gonzalez delivered a strong performance in Saturday's victory over the Cubs, allowing just two hits over seven shutout innings.

Gonzalez punched out seven on the afternoon while walking a pair. It's the second straight start that he hasn't allowed a run, as he blanked the Brewers for six frames in Monday's start. Now 5-4 on the season, he'll bring a 3.93 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 71/29 K/BB ratio into Saturday's rematch against these same Cubs in Washington.
Jun 28 - 5:00 PM

Gio Gonzalez pitched the first six innings of the Nationals' three-hit shutout of the Brewers on Monday.

Gonzalez gave up the three hits, walked four and struck out five in his second start back from the disabled list. It was his first win in seven starts dating back to April 18.
Jun 24 - 12:06 AM

Gio Gonzalez got a no-decision in his return from the disabled list, allowing four runs over five innings in Wednesday's win over the Astros.

The lefty missed a month of action with inflammation in his left shoulder. He was a bit rusty against the Astros, but it could have been worse. He allowed five hits, walked three, and struck out six. Gonzalez now owns a 4.85 ERA with a 1.37 WHIP and a 59/23 K/BB ratio over 10 starts. He'll go up against the Brewers on the road in his next start.
Jun 18 - 11:00 PM

Nationals activated LHP Gio Gonzalez from the 15-day disabled list.

Gonzalez will make his return to the Nats' rotation on Wednesday versus the Astros. The left-hander missed a month of action with left shoulder inflammation but can safely be returned to fantasy lineups immediately in what is a nice matchup in his first outing back.
Jun 18 - 8:40 AM

Nationals manager Matt Williams announced Sunday that Gio Gonzalez (shoulder) will return to the Nationals starting rotation on Wednesday against the Astros.

Tanner Roark will get the ball in the series opener on Tuesday. Gonzalez has been sidelined since May 18 due to inflammation in his pitching shoulder, but looked good during his minor league rehab assignment. With the plus matchup, it's probably a good gamble to re-insert Gonzalez into fantasy lineups immediately for the coming week.
Jun 15 - 6:03 PM

Nationals manager Matt Williams confirmed Friday that Gio Gonzalez (shoulder) will return to the Nationals starting rotation next week.

With an off-day on the schedule, Williams wouldn't declare that Gonzalez would pitch on Wednesday, as the team could opt to push him back to later in the week. Fantasy owners may want to give him one start to shake off the rust before re-inserting him into lineups next week.
Jun 13 - 7:06 PM

Gio Gonzalez (shoulder) allowed one run on two hits and four walks over four innings in his final rehab start with High-A Potomac on Thursday.

Gonzalez needed 79 pitches to cover the four innings, but he did record seven strikeouts. Although he's thrown a total of just 7 2/3 innings in his two rehab outings, Gonzalez has gotten his pitch count up enough that he should be fine to return to the Nationals' rotation next week. The lefty himself said he's "ready to go."
Jun 12 - 8:49 PM

Gio Gonzalez (shoulder) will make one more rehab start for High-A Potomac on June 12.

Gonzalez' last start was supposed to be his final before returning to the Nationals, but the organization was displeased with his command in his last start. Assuming things go better on Thursday, he should be activated in time for a start the following week.
Jun 7 - 8:08 PM

Gio Gonzalez (shoulder) will make a rehab start with High-A Potomac on Friday.

He's slated to throw 65 pitches in the outing. Assuming Gonzalez gets through the start with no issues, he'll rejoin the rotation next week, likely on June 11 in San Francisco. The left-hander has been sidelined since May 18 with left shoulder inflammation.
Jun 3 - 6:47 PM

Gio Gonzalez (shoulder) is in line to return on June 11 versus the Giants.

Gonzalez threw a successful three-inning, 50-pitch simulated game Sunday. "His velo was up," said Tyler Moore, who faced Gonzalez. "His curveball was sharp. Change-up was good. Throwing strikes when he needed to. He was trying to work on his curveball for a strike so he did it a few times. I think he looked good. Tough at-bat for sure." Assuming he recovers fine, Gonzalez will make a rehab start later this week, with an eye on a return to the Nationals' rotation on June 11.
Jun 1 - 1:46 PM

Gio Gonzalez (shoulder) threw a successful bullpen session Thursday.

Gonzalez will throw a simulated game Sunday and will be cleared for a rehab assignment if that goes well. It's not clear how many rehab starts he'll need, but the left-hander is trending towards an early June return. Gonzalez posted a 4.62 ERA while striking out over a batter per inning before going on the disabled list.
May 29 - 11:00 PM

Gio Gonzalez (elbow) threw on flat ground for the fourth straight day Tuesday.

It was the second day in a row he threw from 120 feet, and he tossed at a higher velocity. Gonzalez is expected to be cleared to throw a bullpen session soon. If he continues to progress with no issues, he should rejoin the rotation in early June.
May 27 - 8:54 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
1B1Adam LaRoche
2B1Anthony Rendon
2Danny Espinosa
SS1Ian Desmond
3B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Zach Walters
LF1Bryce Harper
2Kevin Frandsen
3Eury Perez
CF1Denard Span
2Nate McLouth
RF1Jayson Werth
2Scott Hairston
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Gio Gonzalez
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Doug Fister
5Tanner Roark
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Rafael Soriano
2Tyler Clippard
3Drew Storen
4Craig Stammen
5Jerry Blevins
6Ross Detwiler
7Aaron Barrett
8Ross Ohlendorf
9Erik Davis