Gio Gonzalez
SP WSH
17 hours ago

Gonzalez (9-9) gave up two earned runs on four hits and a walk over six innings in Friday's 8-5 victory over the Rockies. He struck out five.

EDGE Analysis

After a tough luck no-decision in his last start, Gonzalez insured himself a victory by largely shutting down a potent Rockies offense. The veteran southpaw surrendered only a second-inning sacrifice fly to Daniel Descalso and a fourth-inning RBI double to Nick Hundley, otherwise cruising to his ninth overall victory and third in his last three decisions. The 30-year-old will look to get above .500 when he takes on the Phillies next Wednesday.

Gio Gonzalez
SP WSH
6 days ago

Gonzalez allowed four runs, three of which were earned, on six hits and three walks while striking out eight over 5.2 innings, but received no decision Sunday against the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

After seeing his ERA balloon to 4.81 on June 30, Gonzalez has now held opponents to three earned runs or fewer in eight of his last nine starts to lower his ERA to 4.30 on the year. Despite the short-term improvement, the 30-year-old has seen his ERA rise in each of the last four seasons. He'll make his next start Friday against the Rockies.

Gio Gonzalez
SP WSH
2 weeks ago

Gonzalez (8-9) pitched five innings, allowing four runs, seven hits and one walk while striking out five Indians in Wednesday's win.

EDGE Analysis

Gonzalez picked up his eighth win, but he wasn't near his best Wednesday. He was given a 4-1 lead after two innings, but allowed the Indians to come back and tie the game in the fourth. The southpaw's five innings marked his shortest outing over his last eight games, and the four earned runs Gonzalez allowed were the most he's surrendered since June. With that said, the veteran grinded through the 103-pitch battle, inducing an impressive 16 swinging strikes, to win back-to-back starts for just the second time all year. Gonzalez will go for a season-high three straight victories in his next start Monday at hitter-friendly Coors Field in Colorado.

Gio Gonzalez
SP WSH
3 weeks ago

Gonzalez (7-9) gave up just an earned run on two hits and a walk over seven innings in Friday's 5-1 victory over the Giants. He struck out seven.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran southpaw was in early-season form, giving up only a solo homer to Angel Pagan in the fourth and throwing an efficient 104 pitches over his seven innings. After a difficult late May-late June stretch that saw him drop six straight decisions, Gonzalez has rebounded with victories in four out of his last six, and has given up just seven runs (five earned) over the 25.1 innings covering his last four starts. He'll try to extend this recent stretch of success when he takes on the Indians next Wednesday.

Gio Gonzalez
SP WSH
4 weeks ago

Gonzalez (6-9) threw six solid innings against the Giants on Sunday, allowing two runs (one earned) on six hits and two walks, but took a tough-luck loss.

EDGE Analysis

Gonzalez wasn't overpowering Sunday, striking out just one. But he kept the Nationals in the game, and threw his fourth straight start allowing two earned runs or fewer. Unfortunately for Gonzalez, Giants starter Matt Cain was lights-out, throwing five hitless innings before being removed with a high pitch count. The Nationals managed just one run all night, leaving Gonzalez with the loss. Despite the one strikeout, Gonzalez still has a solid 115 on the season over 121.2 innings. His ERA now sits at 4.29.

Gio Gonzalez
SP WSH
1 month ago

Gonzalez allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits and two walks with four strikeouts in 6.1 innings in a no-decision Tuesday against Cleveland.

EDGE Analysis

After a rough June (6.83 ERA, 15 walks in 27 innings), Gonzalez has righted the ship in July, as he now has three quality starts in four outings this month. Unfortunately, a Jonathan Papelbon blown save kept him out of consideration for the win Tuesday night. He'll try to keep things going next time out Sunday in San Francisco.

Gio Gonzalez
SP WSH
1 month ago

Gonzalez (6-8) turned in six strong innings Wednesday, limiting the Dodgers to one run on three hits and two walks with six strikeouts in an 8-1 win.

EDGE Analysis

Startlingly, this outing was the lefty's best in two full months, dating back to May 18, the last time he gave up just one run in a start. After that game, his ERA sat at 1.86; following Wednesday's start, it's 4.53. Sharper control was the key to this one -- he'd walked three or more in five of six starts coming in -- but it's been tough to rely on Gio to maintain that efficiency from start to start.

Gio Gonzalez
SP WSH
2 months ago

Gonzalez (5-8) gave up two runs on four hits and four walks over 5.2 innings Sunday, striking out three, to pick up the win over the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

He needed 108 pitches to get through those 5,2 frames (62 strikes) and Gonzalez has now walked at least three batters in five of his last six starts, posting a 6.40 ERA and 33:20 K:BB in 32.1 innings over that stretch. He'll try to use the All-Star break to clear his head and make whatever mechanical tweaks are necessary to find the plate a little more often.

Gio Gonzalez
SP WSH
2 months ago

Gonzalez (4-8) allowed three runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out four in Tuesday's loss to the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

Despite the quality start, Gonzalez dropped his seventh game in his last eight decisions. The southpaw continued to have trouble commanding his pitches on Tuesday, allowing three-plus walks for the fourth time in his last five starts. Gonzalez's lack of control has pushed his pitch count over 100 in a majority of starts, and has limited him to less than seven innings in all but two outings this season. He'll get one more crack at it before the break when he takes the hill Sunday against the Mets.

Gio Gonzalez
SP WSH
2 months ago

Gonzalez (4-7) allowed four runs on six hits over six innings in Thursday's win against the Reds. He walked four and struck out nine.

EDGE Analysis

You could hear fantasy owners around the globe exhale after this one, as Gonzalez was 0-6 with an 8.44 ERA in his previous seven starts. Despite notching his first win since May 18, the left-hander was less than impressive in his final outing of the month. Gonzalez will gladly welcome July after posting a horrendous 7.16 ERA in six June starts. These numbers are particularly concerning when considering that, over the past three seasons, Gonzalez has been more dominant in June than any other month.