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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 was brilliant on Saturday, pitching seven innings of shutout ball and striking out nine Mets in the 1-0 win.
Gonzalez has been racking up the strikeouts this season, but he came into the game with a 5.01 ERA and 1.71 ERA over 23 1/3 innings. Against the Mets, though, everything was working. He struck out nine and walked just two while surrendering five hits over seven innings. It was a much needed win for Gonzalez, who struggled in April. Those early numbers aren't indicative of Gonzalez's talent. Last season, he posted a 3.57 ERA and 1.20 WHIP with a 162/56 K/BB ratio across 158 2/3 innings. Saturday's start was a nice step back toward those numbers and shows what Gonzalez is capable of when he's on his game. He'll try to build on this against the Braves in his next start. May 2 - 9:51 PM

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Gio Gonzalez gave up six earned runs in five innings Sunday as the Nationals fell to the Marlins.

Gonzalez struck out eight and walked just one, but Miami's offense pounded him for 10 hits -- including three triples. Gio now has a rough 1-2 record, 5.01 ERA, and 1.71 WHIP in 23 1/3 innings this season and the Nationals have lost five straight games. Gonzalez will try to get on the right track next weekend against the Phillies.
Apr 26 - 3:57 PM

Gio Gonzalez tossed six shutout innings in a no-decision as the Nationals beat the Cardinals 2-1 in 10 innings on Tuesday.

Gonzalez allowed 12 base runners -- eight on hits, four on walks -- but the Cardinals couldn't bring any of them home against the lefty. Gonzalez struck out four on the evening. Though Tuesday's results are good, Gonzalez's continued issue with walks is concerning. He has walked 10 in 18 1/3 innings to begin the season. He'll try to right his ship in his next start in Miami against the Marlins.
Apr 21 - 11:06 PM

Gio Gonzalez notched his first win of the year Wednesday despite allowing five runs -- four earned -- over six innings in the Nationals' 10-5 defeat of the Red Sox.

Gonzalez wasn't very sharp, walking two Boston batters and yielding six hits, but the Washington offense gave him a ton of cushion to work with. The left-hander did strike out six. He'll carry a 1-1 record, 5.11 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, and 10/6 K/BB ratio into his next start at home against the Cardinals.
Apr 15 - 5:05 PM

Gio Gonzalez took the loss in his season debut Friday after giving up three runs over 6 1/3 innings against the Phillies.

Gonzalez held the Phillies scoreless over the first six innings, but he loaded the bases to begin the bottom of the seventh before being pulled. All three baserunners came around to score. The southpaw gave up five hits, four walks, and hit a batter while striking out four. He'll look for better results in a tough assignment against the Red Sox next week in Boston.
Apr 10 - 10:08 PM

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

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

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Tyler Moore
3Clint Robinson
2B1Yunel Escobar
2Danny Espinosa
3Dan Uggla
SS1Ian Desmond
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
2Reed Johnson
CF1Denard Span
2Nate McLouth
RF1Bryce Harper
2Michael Taylor
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Doug Fister
5Gio Gonzalez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Drew Storen
2Aaron Barrett
3Craig Stammen
4Matt Thornton
5Casey Janssen
6Tanner Roark
7Blake Treinen
8Felipe Rivero
9Erik Davis
10Matt Grace
11Sammy Solis