Gio Gonzalez SP WAS 4 days ago

Gonzalez's start against the Phillies has been postponed due to rain, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

Gonzalez was one of six pitchers Saturday to have their start pushed back due to rain, but he was the most notable of the lot. The Nationals will instead play in a doubleheader Sunday, but the starting pitchers for the two contests haven't been revealed at this point.

Gio Gonzalez SP WAS 1 week ago

Gonzalez returned to form Sunday against Pittsburgh, pitching seven shutout innings and allowing four hits and two walks while striking out four.

Gonzalez was efficient, too, needing just 85 pitches to get through seven frames. It's an encouraging start for Gonzalez who has struggled mightily at times this season. He'll take a 4.41 ERA and 1.49 WHIP into his next start.

Gio Gonzalez SP WAS 2 weeks ago

Gonzalez will have his next start pushed back a day to Sunday against the Pirates, the Washington Post reports.

Doug Fister is rejoining the rotation on Thursday, but the Nats elected to keep rookie Joe Ross in the rotation for at least one more start, bumping everyone else forward a day. Gonzalez has been struggling with his control lately, walking 10 batters in 15.7 innings over his last three starts, but Pittsburgh is one of the least patient teams in the NL so he could be in a good spot to rebound.

Gio Gonzalez SP WAS 2 weeks ago

Gonzalez struggled mightily Monday, allowing five runs in 3.1 innings against the Rays.

Gonzalez is in the midst of his worst season since 2010, holding a 4.82 ERA and 1.55 WHIP through 13 starts. He had put together back-to-back strong starts before Monday's rough outing. He will try to get back on track this weekend in his start against the Pirates.

Gio Gonzalez SP WAS 3 weeks ago

Gonzalez yielded just two runs on four hits in 6.1 innings against the Yankees on Wednesday, but received no decision. He struck out five and walked three.

He'd only allowed two hits through six innings, but a Chris Young single and a Brendan Ryan triple chased Gio from the game. Control continues to be an issue for Gonzalez, but his peripheral stats are strong otherwise. He's getting significantly more groundballs and limiting home runs, but has been hurt by a .359 BABIP that's nearly 70 points higher than his career average. That helps explain why his FIP and xFIP are in line with last year's numbers, while his ERA is almost a full run higher. Gonzalez's next scheduled start comes Monday at Tampa Bay.

Gio Gonzalez SP WAS 4 weeks ago

Gonzalez (4-3) took the loss despite giving up just two runs over six innings Thursday against the Cubs. He struck out six, walked four and allowed four hits.

Gio's had trouble finding consistency this year, but control has generally not eluded him quite so much as it did Thursday -- just his third time walking more than two batters in a start, and his first in eight outings. He's had a lot of start-to-start inconsistency thanks to a sky-high .372 BABIP, which should correct course in due time. With a still-unattractive 4.57 ERA for the season, he's a buy-low target.

Gio Gonzalez SP WAS 1 month ago

Gonzalez gave up four runs on seven hits and two walks over 5.1 innings in a no-decision Saturday. He struck out six.

He was actually pitching well through five innings, but after Gonzalez was hit by a pitch while batting for the second time in the game in the top of the sixth, he ran into trouble when it was his turn on the mound. It's the third time in four starts that he's given up four or more runs, bumping his ERA to 4.73 on the season, but his solid 56:21 K:BB ratio in 59 innings suggests he should turn things around. His next outing comes on Thursday, at home to the Cubs.

Gio Gonzalez SP WAS 1 month ago

Gonzalez won his fourth game of the season Sunday, giving up just one run on seven hits and a walk over 6.1 innings, striking out seven.

It was a strong return to form for Gonzalez after he coughed up 11 runs in 10 innings over his last two outings. His 4.53 ERA on the season still needs work, but his 50:19 K:BB ratio in 53.2 innings points to more performances like Sunday's ahead.

Gio Gonzalez SP WAS 1 month ago

Gonzalez gave up six earned runs on six hits and two walks with just one strikeout Tuesday against the Yankees.

This was his second time giving up six earned runs this season, and he has now given up 11 runs over his last two outings (10 innings). What is just as alarming is the fact that Gonzalez has notched just four strikeouts over those two starts. He should have a good opportunity to miss some bats in his next start Monday against the free-swinging Cubs, but it is hard to ignore Gonzalez's recent struggles.

Gio Gonzalez SP WAS 2 months ago

Gonzalez gave up five runs on nine hits and a pair of walks Wednesday against the Diamondbacks. He struck out three and didn't receive a decision.

After sparkling over his prior two outings against the Mets and Braves, Gio struggled to miss bats in this one, but he wasn't helped by a pair of fielding errors. He'll look to get back on track Tuesday in a home draw against Yankees in the first of a brief two-game series.