Gio Gonzalez SP WAS 5 days 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 week 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 weeks 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.

Gio Gonzalez SP WAS 3 weeks ago

Gonzalez's velocity has returned to the level it was prior to last season's shoulder inflammation, the Washington Post reports.

He's paid more attention to his conditioning since the injury, and Gonzalez added a little weight to his frame this offseason in an effort to keep his stamina and strength deep into the summer. Assuming all his hard work helps him avoid another DL stint, Gonzalez could take a run at the career-best numbers he put up in 2012.

Gio Gonzalez SP WAS 3 weeks ago

Gonzalez allowed two runs on five hits, walking one and striking out eight over seven innings of a 9-2 win against Atlanta on Friday night.

That's back-to-back dazzling performances by Gonzalez (3-2, 3.62 ERA). He threw 67 of 103 pitches for strikes, and when he is in the strikezone, he can be a handful for opposing hitters. Technically the Nats' fifth starter, he would be near the top of many rotations and is a great option for many fantasy teams right now.

Gio Gonzalez SP WAS 4 weeks ago

Gonzalez was stellar in Saturday's win over the Mets, picking up the win with seven scoreless innings and nine strikeouts.

There's a reason the Nationals put up with Gonzalez's near-maddening inconsistency and Saturday was a prime display. Gonzalez currently sits at a mediocre 3.86 ERA, but his FIP (2.91) FIP and BABIP (.391 against a career .290) mean he's probably got some more upside coming.

Gio Gonzalez SP WAS 1 month ago

Gonzalez scattered eight hits over six scoreless innings against the Cardinals on Tuesday night, but he did not factor in the decision.

The Nats have received at least six innings from Gonzalez in each of his first three starts, but he walked four batters Tuesday and lifted his season total to 10 through 18.1 innings in the process. While his strikeout rate is down, Gonzalez continues to pile up more outs on the ground, including 12 ground balls Tuesday. Gonzalez will make his next start on the road Sunday against the Marlins.

Gio Gonzalez SP WAS 1 month ago

Gonzalez (1-1) got the win Wednesday despite allowing five runs (four earned) on six hits over six innings against the Red Sox. He struck out six and walked a pair.

The Nats staked him to a big lead, but Gio gave the runs back steadily during his time in the game. He's off to a bit of a rocky start, having given up eight runs (seven earned) through 12.1 innings, but Gonzalez is a great bet to stabilize his stats. He should still be an above-average fantasy arm thanks to his ability to rack up strikeouts and reliable ERA contributions.

Gio Gonzalez SP WAS 2 months ago

Gonzalez allowed three runs on five hits, walking four and striking out four over 6.1 innings of a 4-1 loss to Philadelphia on Friday night.

Gio allowed a couple of walks in the first and then settled in and rolled along until the seventh when a pair of walks and a hit batsman lead to his exit. The bullpen allowed all three runners to score. He works at the back of Washington's rotation, but understand he claims a much higher spot in virtually any other rotation, and deserves plenty of attention in fantasy circles.

Gio Gonzalez SP WAS 2 months ago

Gonzalez was sharp on Thursday, throwing four shutout innings and allowing just two hits and a walk while striking out five.

The lone left-hander in the Nationals' star-studded rotation, Gonzalez looks to be rounding into form nicely. If he can stay healthy, he stands a very good chance of improving on last season's 3.57 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 10 wins.