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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
Contract: view contract details
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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. Oct 12 - 2:28 PM

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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.
Oct 7 - 9:03 PM

Gio Gonzalez will start Game 2 of the NLDS against the Cubs.

Max Scherzer will be held out until Game 3 after tweaking a hamstring in his final start of the regular season. Gonzalez threw a bullpen session on Thursday afternoon at Nationals Park while Scherzer played catch on flat ground. Stephen Strasburg is starting Game 1 on Friday.
Oct 5 - 12:17 PM

Gio Gonzalez struggled in the season finale against Pittsburgh, giving up six runs in 4 1/3 innings in a 11-6 loss to the Pirates.

If there's any good news, it's that Gonzalez settled down in the last four-plus innings. There's bad news, though, in that Gonzalez allowed five runs in the first and struggled to throw strikes all game. It's a down note, but this was a very nice comeback season for Gonzalez, and he should get a start at some point for the Nationals in the 2017 playoffs.
Oct 1 - 7:27 PM

Gio Gonzalez labored through five innings against the Phillies on Tuesday, allowing three runs on five hits and five walks.

Gonzalez required a whopping 109 pitches to get through his five frames, and the five free passes tied a season high for the left-hander. He’s struggled in three of his last five outings down the stretch, which obviously isn’t ideal heading into the postseason. Gonzalez will get a final tune-up Sunday versus the Pirates in what will surely be an abbreviated outing.
Sep 26 - 10:23 PM

Gio Gonzalez allowed two runs in seven innings to earn a 7-3 win over the Braves on Wednesday.

He punched out eight batters against one walk in yet another gem outing for the veteran hurler. He yielded just three knocks in the contest, although two of them were solo homers by Freddie Freeman and Kurt Suzuki. Gonzalez made an adjustment in the middle of spring training that has propelled him to his best season since 2012, when he went 21-8 with a 2.89 ERA in his first season with the Nationals after coming over from the Athletics. This year Gonzalez is 15-7 with a 2.68 ERA and 1.13 WHIP after 30 starts. He has a 179/71 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 191 2/3 innings.
Sep 21 - 12:27 AM

Gio Gonzalez struck out eight but was charged with five runs over just five innings in Tuesday’s loss to the Braves.

The big blow came in the form of a three-run homer by Freddie Freeman in the third inning. It’s the second straight start that Gonzalez has gone just five innings. He had previously lasted only five innings in just one outing this season, and that was all the way back on May 3. Gonzalez faces the Dodgers on Sunday at home.
Sep 12 - 10:38 PM

Gio Gonzalez's $12 million option for 2018 has vested.

Gonzalez triggered that vesting option when he officially hit 180 innings with a strikeout of Braves leadoff man Ender Inciarte in the top of the first Tuesday night at Nationals Park. Gonzalez entered the start with a terrific 2.50 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, and 163/69 K/BB ratio in 179 2/3 innings this season. He'll be a bargain for Washington next year.
Sep 12 - 7:12 PM

Gio Gonzalez turned in five shutout innings to beat the Marlins 8-1 on Wednesday.

He didn't throw a lot of strikes and burned through 101 pitches to get through five innings, but he kept the Marlins off the scoreboard and snared the win. He allowed just three base hits and struck out four batters while issuing three walks. He improves to 14-6 on the season with a very impressive 2.50 ERA and 1.14 WHIP. The veteran left-hander has racked up 163 strikeouts in 179 2/3 innings across 28 starts.
Sep 6 - 10:40 PM

Gio Gonzalez struggled in a losing effort against the Brewers on Thursday, surrendering five runs on eight hits over his six frames.

The left-hander walked three and struck out seven on the night. It was a rare off-night for Gonzalez who has been spectacular this season. He'll bring a stellar 2.58 ERA and 1.14 WHIP into Tuesday's matchup against the Marlins in Miami.
Sep 1 - 12:53 AM

Gio Gonzalez improved to 13-5 by limiting the Mets to two runs in 6 2/3 innings in Saturday's 9-4 victory.

The veteran allowed six hits and one walk while fanning two batters in the quality start. Wilmer Flores took him deep for a solo shot in the sixth frame. Gonzalez has put himself squarely in the Cy Young Award conversation with his 2.40 ERA and 1.11 WHIP through 26 starts this year. He has out-pitched his 4.35 xFIP by almost two full runs.
Aug 26 - 8:21 PM

Gio Gonzalez was dominant in Sunday's victory over the Padres, racking up eight strikeouts while allowing just one unearned run over 6 2/3 innings.

Gonzalez scattered five hits and a walk on the day. The 31-year-old southpaw has been outstanding this season, and has now logged quality starts in 14 of his last 15 outings. He's now 12-5 on the year with a sparkling 2.39 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 150/62 K/BB ratio in 162 innings. He'll look to keep on rolling when he takes on the Mets at home on Saturday.
Aug 20 - 8:12 PM

Gio Gonzalez shut the Angels out over six innings in Tuesday’s 3-1 victory.

Gonzalez flirted with a no-hitter for the second time in his last three starts, as the Angels didn’t pick up their first base knock until two outs in the sixth when Cameron Maybin reached on an infield single. The southpaw wound up loading the bases that frame but got out of it. Gonzalez has surrendered just three runs over his last four outings and will try to keep it going in a juicy matchup Sunday in San Diego.
Aug 15 - 10:04 PM

Gio Gonzalez held the Marlins to one run in seven innings and earned a win on Wednesday.

He scattered seven base hits -- all singles -- and did not issue a walk while fanning six batters in the premium outing. After struggling last year, the 31-year-old veteran has bounced back in a major way in 2017. He has a 10-5 record with a sterling 2.59 ERA after 23 starts. He has 138 strikeouts in 149 1/3 innings.
Aug 9 - 10:56 PM

Nationals activated LHP Gio Gonzalez from the paternity leave list.

Gonzalez will rejoin the rotation Wednesday against the Marlins at home. It's the same team he nearly no-hit last week in Miami.
Aug 7 - 5:02 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Jose Lobaton
3Raudy Read
4Pedro Severino
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Adam Lind
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Wilmer Difo
SS1Trea Turner
2Stephen Drew
3Adrian Sanchez
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
2Howie Kendrick
3Ryan Raburn
CF1Michael Taylor
2Brian Goodwin
3Victor Robles
4Andrew Stevenson
5Adam Eaton
RF1Bryce Harper
2Alejandro De Aza
3Rafael Bautista
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Max Scherzer
2Stephen Strasburg
3Tanner Roark
4Gio Gonzalez
5Edwin Jackson
6A.J. Cole
7Erick Fedde
8Joe Ross
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Brandon Kintzler
3Ryan Madson
4Koda Glover
5Shawn Kelley
6Matt Albers
7Oliver Perez
8Enny Romero
9Matt Grace
10Joe Blanton
11Sammy Solis