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Gio Gonzalez | Starting Pitcher | #47

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/19/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 207
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / CWS
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Gio Gonzalez limited the Indians to three runs -- two earned -- over 6 1/3 innings Tuesday.
Gio left in line for his seventh win, but the bullpen instead saddled him with a no-decision. The southpaw allowed five hits, walking two and striking out four in the start. Gonzalez owns a 4.44 ERA and 1.36 WHIP through 20 starts overall, with 114 strikeouts in 115 2/3 innings. He'll try again for that seventh win Sunday against the Giants. Jul 26 - 11:08 PM

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Gio Gonzalez yielded only one run in six innings to lead the Nationals over the Dodgers 8-1 on Wednesday.

He fanned six, walked two and allowed three base hits. His pitch count and the lopsided score led to his lasting only six innings despite pitching so well. Now 6-8 with a 4.53 ERA and 1.37 WHIP, Gonzalez will prepare for a dangerous two-start week against two first place teams -- the Indians and Giants.
Jul 20 - 11:25 PM

Gio Gonzalez survived control issues in Sunday's win over the Mets, walking four while allowing two runs on four hits over 5 2/3 innings.

When Dusty Baker trotted out to relieve Gonzalez of his duties with two outs in the sixth inning, the 30-year-old southpaw had already thrown 108 pitches (62 strikes). Both runs that scored on his line came via the solo home run, both off the bat of Jose Reyes. Gonzalez hits the All-Star break holding a 4.70 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 104/39 K/BB ratio (103 1/3 innings). He is looking to secure a seventh consecutive season posting a sub-4.00 ERA, but has work left to do on that front.
Jul 10 - 3:54 PM

Gio Gonzalez held the Brewers to three runs over six frames but took a loss on Tuesday.

The outing went much better than his previous start against the Brewers last month, but Gonzalez was out-pitched by Zach Davies. The left-hander surrendered seven hits and walked three, striking out four. Gonzalez has lost seven out of his lat eight decisions and holds a 7.66 ERA over his last nine starts. He'll face the Mets on Sunday in his final start before the All-Star break.
Jul 5 - 10:25 PM

Gio Gonzalez struck out nine while allowing four runs over six innings in Thursday's win over the Reds.

Desperately needing something to show Nationals manager Dusty Baker and company that he's still an effective starter, Gonzalez took a step in the right direction with the nine-strikeout performance. It still wasn't perfect -- he gave up six hits, including a home run, and walked four -- but Rome wasn't built in a day. The southpaw is now 4-7 with a 4.81 ERA and 1.39 WHIP through 16 starts. He'll look to build off that momentum Tuesday against the Brewers.
Jul 1 - 12:17 AM

Nationals manager Dusty Baker said Gio Gonzalez will remain in the starting rotation despite another poor outing Saturday against the Brewers.

The wheels have fallen off for Gonzalez over his last seven starts (0-6, 8.44 ERA) but Baker plans to let him pitch through the slump. "You worry about his confidence and he has to get that third out," said Baker. "We have to stop them from getting that two-out hit." Washington needs Gonzalez to rebound quickly. The Nats have lost seven straight and it looks like ace Stephen Strasburg (back) could be headed to the disabled list.
Jun 25 - 10:46 PM

Gio Gonzalez allowed six runs over three innings in Saturday's loss to the Brewers.

Gio has now lost six straight decisions, and the Nats are 0-7 in his past seven outings. And Saturday was arguably his worst start of those seven, as he gave up six hits, including a home run, while walking one and striking out five. Something is clearly off about the 30-year-old, as he's now got a 4.73 ERA and 1.37 WHIP in 15 starts overall. Gonzalez will try to stop the slide Thursday against the Reds.
Jun 25 - 9:24 PM

Gio Gonzalez was hit hard in Sunday's loss to the Padres, surrendering five runs on eight hits in his 5 1/3 innings of work.

The left-hander walked four and struck out three on the afternoon. The Padres scratched out a run in the first, then took control of the game with a pair in the fourth and another pair in the fifth innings. Gonzalez has struggled this season, compiling a 3-6 record, 4.25 ERA and 1.33 WHIP. He'll look to get back on track when he does battle against the Brewers in Milwaukee on Saturday.
Jun 19 - 9:58 PM

Gio Gonzalez recorded nine strikeouts but took a no-decision Tuesday, allowing three runs over 6 1/3 innings in a loss to the Cubs.

The left-hander walked four but gave up only five hits on the night. The Nationals took him off the hook by tying the game in the eighth inning, but they then gave the lead back up in the next frame. Gonzalez went through a rough three-start stretch but has now put up two nice outings in a row. He'll get the Padres on the road on Sunday.
Jun 14 - 10:38 PM

Gio Gonzalez couldn't overcome a rough first inning on Thursday, giving up three runs on five hits over seven innings in a loss to the White Sox.

The southpaw punched out a season-high 10 batters in the ballgame while walking only two. All of the damage off Gonzalez came in the first inning, with a two-run double from Melky Cabrera and an RBI double off the bat of Brett Lawrie. Gonzalez settled in masterfully afterwards, but the damage had already been done. He'll bring a 3.93 ERA and 1.25 WHIP into Tuesday's matchup against the Cubs.
Jun 10 - 12:16 AM

Gio Gonzalez was tagged for five runs over six innings in a loss to the Reds on Friday.

Gonzalez gave up a four-spot in the second inning a solo blast to Eugenio Suarez in the third. He struck out eight and walked none in the loss. Gonzalez has allowed 18 runs over his last three starts and has seen his ERA jump from 1.86 to 3.94 in the process. We never expected the ERA to last, but it has been a rapid return to reality.
Jun 3 - 10:36 PM

Gio Gonzalez was hit hard by the Cardinals on Saturday, allowing six runs over 4 2/3 innings in a loss.

Gio gave up six hits, including a home run to Matt Holliday, while walking four in the outing. The loss was his second in a row and his second bad showing, raising his ERA to 3.57. He'll try to get back on the winning path Friday when the Nats visit the Reds.
May 28 - 10:37 PM

Gio Gonzalez was lit up for seven runs over five innings of work in Monday's loss to the Mets.

Gonzalez managed seven strikeouts and didn't issue a walk, but it was ugly aside from that. The left-handed surrendered a trio of home runs and a season-high 10 hits on the night. Gonzalez will try to bounce back this weekend against the Cardinals.
May 23 - 11:33 PM

Gio Gonzalez delivered 6 1/3 innings of one-run ball Wednesday in the Nationals' 7-1 defeat of the Mets.

Gonzalez was yet again sharp, issuing only one walk and five hits while pitching into the bottom of the seventh at New York's Citi Field. He struck out five. The left-hander now boasts a 1.86 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, and 40/13 K/BB ratio over 48 1/3 innings this season and he gets the division-rival Mets again next week. This time the game will be played in D.C.
May 18 - 10:54 PM

Gio Gonzalez allowed two unearned runs over five innings against the Marlins on Friday.

Both runs scored in the fifth inning following a leadoff walk and a pair of errors by Daniel Murphy. After striking out just three batters combined over his previous two starts, Gonzalez notched seven strikeouts on Friday and walked just two batters. He hasn’t walked more than three batters in any of his seven starts this season. He’ll bring a stingy 1.93 ERA into an NL East showdown against the Mets next week.
May 13 - 11:30 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Clint Robinson
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Trea Turner
3Wilmer Difo
SS1Danny Espinosa
2Stephen Drew
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
CF1Ben Revere
RF1Bryce Harper
2Chris Heisey
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Gio Gonzalez
4Joe Ross
5Tanner Roark
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Shawn Kelley
3Felipe Rivero
4Blake Treinen
5Oliver Perez
6Sammy Solis
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Aaron Barrett
9Matt Belisle