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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 tossed four shutout innings versus the Tigers on Thursday.
Gonzalez rebounded nicely after giving up four runs to the Marlins his last time out. He struck out five and got five outs on the ground today. Mar 19 - 4:46 PM

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Gio Gonzalez was tagged for four runs in 2 2/3 innings by the Marlins on Saturday.

Gonzalez, baseball's most overqualified fifth starter, was making his second start after pitching two scoreless innings his first time out. He projects as a top-30 fantasy starter.
Mar 14 - 4:04 PM

Gio Gonzalez lasted just four innings in Tuesday's NLDS Game 4 loss to the Giants, allowing two unearned runs on four hits and a walk.

It was an odd night for Gonzalez, as he pitched well for the most part other than a weird second inning. In that frame, Gonzalez didn't allow any hard-hit balls, but he made an error and saw runs come home on a bases-loaded walk and RBI groundout. He retired the next six hitters he faced after the inning but was pinch-hit for in the top of the fifth when the Nationals had a scoring chance. The Nats' starters gave up just two earned runs in the series.
Wed, Oct 8, 2014 12:53:00 AM

Gio Gonzalez was dominant, holding the Mets to one hit over seven shutout innings en route to a win on Thursday.

Gonzalez eclipsed his previous season-high of nine strikeouts with 12 in one of his most dominating starts of the year. The Mets simply had no answers for the lefty, who walked only two while yielding just the one hit. Gonzalez ends his regular season 10-10 with a 3.57 ERA, a 1.20 WHIP, and a 162/56 K/BB ratio. The Nationals certainly hope Gonzalez can ride the momentum of this start into the playoffs.
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 11:30:00 PM

Wednesday's game between the Nationals and Mets has been postponed due to rain.

The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader Thursday. Gio Gonzalez will presumably start the first game of the two-game set.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 06:46:00 PM

Gio Gonzalez pitched well on Thursday, holding the Marlins to two runs over seven innings as the Nationals went on to win 6-2.

Gonzalez was initially slated for Wednesday's start, but he was given an extra day of rest as the team had clinched the division on Tuesday. It seemed to benefit the lefty, as he yielded six hits with no walks and five strikeouts. Gonzalez rolls into a home start against the Mets on Wednesday with a 9-10 record, a 3.74 ERA, a 1.23 WHIP, and a 150/54 K/BB ratio.
Thu, Sep 18, 2014 10:19:00 PM

Gio Gonzalez has been scratched from Wednesday's start against the Braves.

The Nationals clinched the National League East Tuesday, so they'll give the ball to Blake Treinen Wednesday and give Gonzalez some extra rest. The Nats will also undoubtedly have many backups in the lineup, which is good news for Braves starter Alex Wood. Gonzalez will now presumably get the ball on Thursday in Miami instead.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 10:53:00 AM

Gio Gonzalez fell to 8-10 after giving four runs (three earned) over 6 2/3 innings Friday against the Mets.

It was his first loss since August 10. Gonzalez allowed six hits and one walk, with the big blow coming on Travis d'Arnaud doubled which plated three runs (one of them on an error). The southpaw fanned seven and walked one in the loss and now has a 3.79 ERA and 145/54 K/BB ratio in 144 2/3 innings over 25 starts. He'll try to get back in the win column next week with a road start against the Braves.
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 11:32:00 PM

Gio Gonzalez held the Phillies to two runs -- one earned -- over six innings in a win Sunday.

Gio gave up just five hits on the day while striking out three. Most importantly, he didn't walk a batter for the first time all season. The win moved him to 8-9 with a 3.78 ERA overall this season. He'll look to pull his record even when the Nationals visit the Mets on Friday.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 05:18:00 PM

Gio Gonzalez yielded three runs over six-plus innings Monday in a win over the Dodgers.

Gonzalez gave up a two-run homer to Matt Kemp in the first inning and the final run scored after he was pulled in favor of Drew Storen in the seventh despite throwing just 74 pitches. The southpaw was very efficient, allowing just three hits and two walks while striking out four. The win was his first since July 5. He'll bring a 3.89 ERA into a start against the Phillies this weekend.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 11:43:00 PM

Gio Gonzalez got a no-decision, allowing three runs over six innings as the Nationals fell to the Phillies on Tuesday.

Gonzalez held the Phillies scoreless through four frames, but made a pair of mistakes: a two-run home run to Freddy Galvis in the fifth, and a solo home run to Darin Ruf in the sixth. The lefty gave up six hits and a walk, striking out four in the process. He'll go into Monday's road start against the Dodgers with a 3.86 ERA, a 1.30 WHIP, and a 131/51 K/BB ratio.
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 09:45:00 PM

Gio Gonzalez tossed seven shutout innings in a no-decision Thursday against the Diamondbacks.

Even with his team on a 10-game winning streak, Gonzalez himself is without a victory since July 5. The Nationals just couldn't break through until the ninth today, though they have several chances. Gonzalez should still be feeling pretty good right about now, considering it was his first performance of the second half.
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 07:13:00 PM

Gio Gonzalez allowed three runs in five innings against the Pirates on Saturday.

Gonzalez was incredibly inefficient in his five innings of work. While he only walked two, he had already thrown 102 pitches by the time he worked out of the fifth inning. In addition to the two walks, Gonzalez allowed seven hits and struck out seven. His 4.00 ERA isn't awful by any means, but we're used to better from Gonzalez.
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 11:57:00 PM

Gio Gonzalez was on the losing end of the decision against the Braves on Sunday after surrendering two runs on six hits in just 4 2/3 innings of work.

Gonzalez racked up eight strikeouts and walked four in the abbreviated outing, but needed 111 pitches to do so and couldn't make it out of the fifth inning. Now 6-8 on the season, he'll carry a disappointing 4.00 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 114/45 K/BB ratio into Saturday's matchup against the Pirates.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 11:19:00 PM

Gio Gonzalez took his eighth loss of the season, surrendering four runs over six innings on Tuesday against the Mets.

Gonzalez has had an up-and-down season, interrupted twice by a shoulder injury. The lefty has been effective at times and mediocre at others; Tuesday's outing fell into the latter category. Gonzalez gave up six hits and a pair of walks while striking out six. He owns a 4.01 ERA, a 1.27 WHIP, and a 106/41 K/BB ratio. His next trip to the rubber comes on Sunday in Atlanta.
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 10:38:00 PM

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SS1Ian Desmond
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CF1Denard Span
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PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Doug Fister
5Gio Gonzalez
6Tanner Roark
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Drew Storen
2Aaron Barrett
3Craig Stammen
4Matt Thornton
5Casey Janssen
6Jerry Blevins
7Erik Davis
8Xavier Cedeno
9Blake Treinen
10Scott McGregor
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