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Gio Gonzalez | Starting Pitcher | #47

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/19/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 203
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / Supplemental (Rd. 300) / CWS
Contract: view contract details

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FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Nationals are discussing a possible scenario where they would trade Gio Gonzalez for a center fielder and then sign Wei-Yin Chen.
Rosenthal notes that the Nats nearly traded Gonzalez to the Diamondbacks for Ender Inciarte before the D'Backs eventually shipped Inciarte to the Braves in the Shelby Miller deal. Swapping Gonzalez for outfield help and then signing Chen makes sense on paper, as it would give them an upgrade in center and arguably in their rotation while "only" costing them money and a second-round draft pick (they surrendered their first-rounder when they signed Daniel Murphy). Rosenthal notes that the Nats could ultimately just keep Gonzalez and sign a guy like Gerardo Parra to handle center field. Jan 8 - 9:28 AM

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Gio Gonzalez fired six scoreless innings Saturday in a no-decision against the Mets.

While Gonzalez didn't get the win, he finished his year on a high note, allowing just three hits while walking three and striking out seven. He'll wrap things up with a 3.79 ERA and 169/69 K/BB ratio in 175 2/3 innings over 31 starts. His 1.42 WHIP was his highest since 2009 and his penchant for the free pass continues to limit his upside in fantasy leagues.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 04:19:00 PM

Gio Gonzalez lost his command late, resulting in a no-decision after giving up two runs in five innings in Sunday's loss to the Phillies.

Gonzalez saw the Phillies load the bases with three consecutive singles to lead off the sixth inning, which is when the wheels fell off. The lefty then issued back-to-back walks to force in two runs before exiting the game. Reliever Rafael Martin prevented all three inherited runners from scoring. Overall, Gonzalez allowed six hits and two walks while striking out three. He holds a 3.93 ERA, a 1.44 WHIP, and a 162/66 K/BB ratio over 169 2/3 innings. Gonzalez will end his season with a road start against the Mets.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 04:53:00 PM

Gio Gonzalez served up four runs over 4 2/3 innings, taking the loss on Tuesday versus the Orioles.

Gonzalez allowed a pair of RBI singles in the second inning, then allowed a pair of RBI doubles in the fifth. They were four of six hits he gave up on the evening along with two walks and six strikeouts. The lefty had been pitching quite well in three September starts coming into Tuesday. Gonzalez now has a 3.94 ERA with a 1.43 WHIP and a 159/64 K/BB ratio over 164 2/3 innings. He'll try to bounce back in a home start against the Phillies.
Tue, Sep 22, 2015 10:21:00 PM

Monday's game between the Orioles and Nationals has been postponed due to rain.

It will be made up on Thursday. Scheduled starters Ubaldo Jimenez and Gio Gonzalez will be pushed back a day.
Mon, Sep 21, 2015 08:16:00 PM

Gio Gonzalez struck out 12 batters and limited the Phillies to two runs in seven innings to earn the win on Wednesday.

Both runs came on a Darin Ruf two-run home run in the fourth inning. Gonzalez gave up five hits and walked two along with the 12 strikeouts, a season-high. He has double-digit strikeouts in two of his last three starts and now holds a 3.83 ERA with a 1.43 WHIP and a 153/62 K/BB ratio over 160 innings. Gonzalez will take on the Orioles at home next.
Wed, Sep 16, 2015 10:03:00 PM

Gio Gonzalez was handed a no-decision Friday after holding the Marlins to one run over 5 1/3 innings.

Gonzalez gave up four hits and three walks while striking out four batters. He was pulled with runners on first and third and two out in the sixth inning, but Blake Treinen was able to get out of the jam. The southpaw had a shaky end to August, but he has shown better results so far this month. He'll bring a 3.88 ERA into a favorable story against the Phillies next week.
Fri, Sep 11, 2015 10:03:00 PM

Gio Gonzalez had the strikeout working in Saturday's 8-2 win over the Braves, fanning 10 over six shutout innings.

The 10 strikeouts were a season-high for Gonzalez, who allowed just two hits in his six innings of work. He had allowed at least five runs in three of his last four starts, so this was a welcome return to form for the 29-year-old southpaw. Through 147 2/3 innings, he maintains a 3.94 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 137/57 K/BB ratio. A road tilt with the Marlins shows next on his schedule as the Nationals try desperately to make a September push for the NL East.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 10:25:00 PM

Gio Gonzalez took a no-decision in Monday's loss to the Cardinals, serving up three runs in six innings.

All three runs scored in the fourth inning, when the Cardinals took advantage of a walk and four consecutive singles. Gonzalez, overall, gave up five hits, walked two, and struck out four. The lefty has had a tough four-start run lately, pushing his ERA up to 4.13 with a 1.47 WHIP and a 127/53 K/BB ratio over 141 2/3 innings. Gonzalez will try to get back in the win column in his next start at home against the Braves.
Mon, Aug 31, 2015 11:29:00 PM

Gio Gonzalez served up five runs (four earned) in 4 2/3 innings, taking the loss on Wednesday facing the Padres.

Gonzalez gave up four runs in the third inning on a two-run Matt Kemp double and a two-run Justin Upton home run. They were two of seven hits he surrendered in the outing along with two walks and six strikeouts. The lefty appeared to have things figured out but has struggled in his last three starts, causing his ERA to rise back up to 4.11 with a 1.48 WHIP and a 123/51 K/BB ratio over 135 2/3 innings. Gonzalez will hope for better results next week when he faces the Cardinals on the road.
Wed, Aug 26, 2015 10:32:00 PM

Gio Gonzalez yielded five runs (four earned) over five innings in a loss to the Brewers on Friday.

Gonzalez was hit in the ankle by a comebacker in his final inning of work. He stayed in the game and ended up giving up three runs in the frame, including a two-run homer by Domingo Santana. The southpaw fanned five and walked a pair in the loss. His ERA has jumped from 3.50 to 3.98 over the span of his last two starts. He'll try to get back on the right track next week against the Padres in another home start.
Fri, Aug 21, 2015 11:31:00 PM

Gio Gonzalez was blasted for six earned runs in 2 2/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the Giants.

Gonzalez went eight scoreless innings on Monday against the Dodgers and he was perfect through two innings Saturday evening in San Francisco, but the Giants unloaded in the bottom of the third for six runs on two walks, three singles, a double, and a triple. Gio will bring a 3.86 ERA and 1.44 WHIP into his next start at home against the Brewers.
Sun, Aug 16, 2015 01:16:00 AM

Gio Gonzalez tossed eight shutout innings, earning the win as the Nationals took down the Dodgers 8-3 on Monday.

Monday's outing marks the first time he pitched into the eighth inning since July 5 last year. Gonzalez scattered seven hits and a walk while striking out six. He now has eight starts in a row, holding the opposition to two or fewer runs. The lefty continues to lower his ERA, which stands at 3.50 with a 1.42 WHIP and a 111/45 K/BB ratio in 123 1/3 innings. Gonzalez will face the Giants in San Francisco next.
Tue, Aug 11, 2015 01:23:00 AM

Gio Gonzalez gave up two runs in five innings, taking a no-decision in Wednesday's loss versus the Diamondbacks.

Gonzalez allowed eight hits and a walk, but was able to escape trouble with seven strikeouts. The D'Backs struck for a run in the third inning on a sacrifice fly. The lefty allowed Yasmany Tomas to reach on a single to start the sixth before exiting, and reliever Aaron Barrett eventually allowed him to score, and the run was charged to Gonzalez. He'll head into a road start against the Dodgers next week with a 3.75 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, and a 105/44 K/BB ratio over 115 1/3 innings.
Wed, Aug 5, 2015 11:16:00 PM

Gio Gonzalez gave up one run in just 4 2/3 innings Friday against the Mets.

Things could have been much worse, as Gonzalez allowed four hits and four walks while throwing just 59 out of 105 pitches for strikes. However, the Mets weren't able to cash in on their opportunities. Gonzalez struck out six in the no-decision and now owns a 3.75 ERA over 19 starts this season. He'll square off against the Diamondbacks at home next time out.
Sat, Aug 1, 2015 12:04:00 AM

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