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Miguel Gonzalez | Starting Pitcher

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/27/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 168
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Miguel Gonzalez pitched well aside from a costly mistake to Nelson Cruz, yielding four runs over seven innings to pick up the win against the Mariners.
Gonzalez hung a breaking ball, which Cruz promptly deposited over the wall in left-center for a three-run home run in the third inning. Other than that, the right-hander pitched well, giving up only five hits and a pair of walks while striking out eight. He's now 5-2 on the year with a 3.24 ERA, a 1.12 WHIP, and a 42/19 K/BB ratio in 50 innings. Gonzalez will take the hill in Miami against the Marlins next. May 19 - 10:34 PM

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Miguel Gonzalez allowed only an unearned run in 7 2/3 innings to pick up the win against the Blue Jays on Wednesday.

Gonzalez did so in allowing three hits and three walks while striking out five. The only run scored in the eighth inning on a passed ball by catcher Caleb Joseph, marring what otherwise could have been a shutout. The right-hander was quietly effective last season and has carried it into 2015, now sporting a 4-2 record with a 2.93 ERA, a 1.14 WHIP, and a 34/17 K/BB ratio in 43 innings. Gonzalez opposes the Mariners at home in his next start.
May 13 - 10:00 PM

Miguel Gonzalez struggled on Friday, surrendering five runs on five hits in a loss to the Yankees.

Gonzalez lasted just four innings. The Yankees jumped on him in the first inning, scoring three runs on an Alex Rodriguez sacrifice fly and a two-run homer by Brian McCann. He also gave up a two-run double to Carlos Beltran in the third inning. For the game, Gonzalez struck out two and walked two. Despite the tough outing, Gonzalez still holds a more-than-respectable 3.57 ERA, with a 29/14 K/BB ratio over 35 1/3 innings. On the whole, he's been a reliable starter. He'll try to pitch a sharper game when he takes the ball in a home start against the Blue Jays.
May 9 - 1:07 AM

Miguel Gonzalez had a stellar start on Saturday, pitching 7 2/3 innings of scoreless baseball in a 4-0 win over the Rays.

Gonzalez struck out six, walked one and allowed just four hits in the start. The Rays managed a pair of doubles against the 30-year-old, but they were never able to mount a sustained rally. Gonzalez has shown flashes of dominance this season, evidenced in this start and an earlier 10 K performance against the Yankees, and when he keeps his walks under control, he's a reliable starter. He'll take his 2.59 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 27/12 K/BB ratio (over 31 1/3 innings) to the road against the red-hot Yankees in his next start.
May 2 - 10:22 PM

Miguel Gonzalez allowed four runs on eight hits without factoring into the decision in Friday's loss to the Red Sox.

Gonzalez cruised through the first four innings, but a three-run homer by David Ortiz and a solo shot by Hanley Ramirez in the fifth inning put a bit of a damper on what had been a decent start. Despite the hiccups, he managed to last six innings. Gonzalez struck out just two and walked one in the outing. He now holds a 3.42 ERA and 1.31 WHIP over 23 2/3 innings and will take on the White Sox at home in his next start.
Apr 25 - 12:05 AM

Miguel Gonzalez struck out 10 Yankees and allowed just one run in seven innings en route to a win on Tuesday.

The right-hander set a career-high with his 10-strikeout performance. The Yankees didn't have many answers for him, scratching out just four hits and a walk. Their only run came in the sixth inning, when Mark Teixeira doubled in a run. Gonzalez had good results in his first start, but he walked five, so Tuesday's performance was heartening. Gonzalez will have a tough match-up next as he'll be in Boston to take on the Red Sox.
Apr 14 - 10:02 PM

Miguel Gonzalez limited the Rays to just one run over 5 2/3 innings, but still took the loss on Wednesday.

Gonzalez struggled with his control, walking five on the evening. He was able to dance around it until the sixth inning. After getting two quick outs, he walked Evan Longoria and Desmond Jennings before giving way to Brian Matusz, who also struggled with his control, eventually walking in the first run of the game. Aside from the walks, Gonzalez yielded three hits and struck out five. He'll look to improve in his next start at home against the Yankees.
Apr 8 - 10:20 PM

Orioles and RHP Miguel Gonzalez avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.275 million contract.

It's just above the midpoint of figures exchanged last month. Gonzalez, who was in his first year of arbitration eligibility, held a 3.23 ERA across 159 innings last season.
Feb 3 - 7:05 PM

Miguel Gonzalez requested $3.95 million and was offered $2.5 million by the Orioles when arbitration figures were exchanged.

Gonzalez's request seems pretty reasonable given that MLBTradeRumors.com projected him to earn $3.7 million in his first year of arbitration. Some ground needs to be made up here.
Jan 16 - 5:52 PM

Miguel Gonzalez allowed two runs -- one earned -- over 5 2/3 innings Wednesday in the Orioles' ALCS Game 4 loss to the Royals.

It was a four-game sweep for the Royals, who are headed to their first World Series since 1985. Gonzalez didn't pitch horribly, but the Baltimore bats were again held quiet by the Kansas City pitching staff in the 2-1 loss. The Royals are now 8-0 this postseason.
Wed, Oct 15, 2014 07:15:00 PM

Miguel Gonzalez will start for the Orioles in Game 4 of the ALCS on Wednesday.

As was expected. Gonzalez has not pitched in a game this October, but he posted a cool 3.23 ERA across 159 innings during the regular season and will try to shut down the Royals on Wednesday night in Kansas City. He'll be facing off against Jason Vargas.
Tue, Oct 14, 2014 05:03:00 PM

Miguel Gonzalez has been named the Orioles' starter for Game 3 of the ALDS.

We had already known that Gonzalez and Bud Norris nabbed the final two spots in the team's ALDS rotation, but now we know who will get the ball first. Norris would start a potential Game 4, if necessary.
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 10:15:00 AM

Miguel Gonzalez turned in five scoreless innings Sunday for the win as the Orioles topped the Blue Jays 1-0.

Gonzalez's next start will come against the Tigers in the ALDS. He ends the regular season 10-9 with a 3.23 ERA, which is pretty good for a guy who was twice demoted to the minors. He had a 2.19 ERA in 11 starts after the All-Star break.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 04:22:00 PM

Miguel Gonzalez will start on Sunday in Toronto.

He'll get the ball instead of Ubaldo Jimenez, who is expected to come on in relief. Gonzalez holds a nice 3.33 ERA and 1.31 WHIP this season but isn't guaranteed a spot in the postseason rotation.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 05:54:00 PM

Miguel Gonzalez allowed eight hits, including two home runs, and three runs over 5 2/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the Red Sox.

The start was bookended by Red Sox homers -- Mookie Betts led off the game with a home run, and a David Ross solo homer in the sixth ended his day. In between, Gonzalez did manage to strike out seven while allowing just one other run. The loss was the second straight for Gonzalez, who fell to 9-9 with a 3.33 ERA. The right-hander will look to end the year above the .500 mark with his start Friday at the Blue Jays.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 04:45:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
1B1Chris Davis
2Ryan Lavarnway
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Ryan Flaherty
SS1J.J. Hardy
2Everth Cabrera
3B1Manny Machado
LF1Alejandro De Aza
2Delmon Young
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Travis Snider
2David Lough
DH1Jimmy Paredes
2Steve Pearce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Bud Norris
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Ubaldo Jimenez
6Mike Wright
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Tommy Hunter
3Darren O'Day
4Brian Matusz
5Wesley Wright
6Brad Brach
7Jason Garcia
8Kevin Gausman
9Oliver Drake
10Chaz Roe