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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 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. Sep 17 - 10:53 AM

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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.
Sep 12 - 11:32 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.
Sep 7 - 5:18 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.
Sep 1 - 11:43 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.
Aug 26 - 9:45 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.
Aug 21 - 7:13 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.
Aug 16 - 11:57 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.
Aug 10 - 11:19 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.
Aug 5 - 10:38 PM

Gio Gonzalez didn't make it out of the fourth inning, allowing five runs in 3 2/3 innings, as he took his seventh loss of the season on Thursday against the Phillies.

It's the second time in his last three starts that Gonzalez couldn't escape the fourth. The Phillies more or less singled Gonzalez to death, racking up eight hits in total along with a walk. The lefty only struck out two. Gonzalez will take a 3.88 ERA into Tuesday's home start against the Mets.
Jul 31 - 11:36 PM

Gio Gonzalez limited the Reds to one run over seven innings but took the loss on Saturday.

It was a refreshing start from Gonzalez, who failed to make it out of the fourth inning last Sunday versus the Brewers, but he was out-dueled by Cincinnati ace Johnny Cueto. Gonzalez struck out eight Reds hitters and allowed only four hits. He'll carry a 6-6 record, 3.56 ERA, and 1.22 WHIP into his next start at home against the Phillies.
Jul 26 - 6:40 PM

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

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

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
3Sandy Leon
1B1Adam LaRoche
2Tyler Moore
2B1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Danny Espinosa
3Jeff Kobernus
SS1Ian Desmond
3B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Anthony Rendon
LF1Bryce Harper
2Kevin Frandsen
CF1Denard Span
2Michael Taylor
3Nate McLouth
RF1Jayson Werth
2Scott Hairston
3Nate Schierholtz
4Steven Souza
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Gio Gonzalez
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Doug Fister
5Tanner Roark
6Matt Purke
7Taylor Jordan
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Rafael Soriano
2Tyler Clippard
3Drew Storen
4Craig Stammen
5Jerry Blevins
6Ross Detwiler
7Matt Thornton
8Ross Ohlendorf
9Erik Davis
10Xavier Cedeno
11Aaron Barrett
12Blake Treinen