Gio Gonzalez SP WSH 18 hours ago

Gonzalez (3-3) pitched only 4.2 innings during Saturday's loss against the Cardinals, in which he allowed six runs on six hits and four walks while striking out six.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The four walks represent a season-high total for Gonzalez, and it seemed like he didn't have his best stuff in this game. Gonzalez has allowed 13 runs over 9.2 frames in his last two outings, and his ERA increased to 3.57 on the season.

Gio Gonzalez SP WSH 5 days ago

Gonzalez (3-2) struggled through five innings against the Mets in Monday's 7-1 loss. He allowed seven runs on ten hits while striking out seven.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After shutting them down in his last start, the Mets unleashed a flurry of offense against Gonzalez that included three home runs. One of the most surprising elements of the Nationals' strong start this season has been that Gonzalez has been perhaps the club's most consistent pitcher. He began this start with a 1.86 ERA, the best on the team, but that number increased by a full run to 2.87 after this disastrous outing. It's the first time Gonzalez has allowed seven earned runs in a start since May 11, 2014, against the A's.

Gio Gonzalez SP WSH 2 weeks ago

Gonzalez (3-1) limited the Mets to one run on five hits and a walk while striking out five in 6.1 innings during Wednesday's 7-1 rout.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Yoenis Cespedes got him for a solo homer in the fourth inning, but otherwise Gonzalez mostly silenced the Mets -- that was their only extra-base hit off the veteran lefty. Eight starts into 2016, he's stunned the National League by delivering a 1.86 ERA, refreshingly outpitching his peripherals after posting an ERA more than half a point higher than his FIP in both 2014 and 2015. At the same time, his average fastball velocity has fallen off precipitously -- it's more than two mph lower than his norm. That's extra concerning when the stats already say regression should be expected. Gonzalez will draw a rematch with Bartolo Colon and the Mets on Monday.

Gio Gonzalez SP WSH 2 weeks ago

Gonzalez allowed two runs (both unearned) on six hits, walking two and striking out seven over five-plus innings, but was left with a no-decision against the Marlins on Friday night.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gonzalez (2-1) still maintains an attractive 1.93 ERA, but he needed whopping 106 pitches (65 for strikes) and did not record an out in the sixth inning before departing. He can be very effective at times, but throughout his career he has run into stretches where his failure to efficiently command the strike zone leads to high pitch counts, early exits, and lost opportunities to log wins. He'll try to get things back in line when he faces the Mets on the road in his next starting assignment.

Gio Gonzalez SP WSH 3 weeks ago

Gonzalez did not factor into the decision in Saturday's 8-5 loss to the Cubs, surrendering seven hits, five earned runs and a walk over 5.2 innings. He struck out two.

Competitive Edge Analysis

While he was efficient enough in throwing 68 of his 100 pitches for strikes, Gonzalez fell victim to some timely hitting by the Cubs, including a solo homer by Kris Bryant. Although he was spared his first loss of the season, the outing was undeniably the 30-year-old's poorest in what has been an otherwise stellar campaign to date. The eight-year veteran is still sporting a solid 2.19 ERA, although he did see that figure climb by more than a run as a result of Saturday's start. He'll try to atone for the outing when he faces his hometown Marlins in Washington next Friday.

Gio Gonzalez SP WSH 4 weeks ago

Gonzalez (2-1) struck out one, walked two and allowed just four hits over six shutout innings in Monday's win over the Royals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gonzalez can do no wrong thus far in 2016, as his ERA dropped to 1.15 through five starts. He drew just six swinging strikes against the notoriously contact-heavy Royals, but they weren't able to do anything with the contact they made. Kansas City managed just one line drive against Gonzalez and couldn't get any of their 10 fly balls to leave the yard -- two of them didn't even leave the infield. Even if Gonzalez's .233 BABIP is bound to come up, his peripherals are sharp, including a 26:9 K:BB ratio and just one home run allowed in 31.1 innings.

Gio Gonzalez SP WSH 1 month ago

Gonzalez (1-1) pitched well Wednesday, allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits while striking out five and walking three over 6.1 innings during a 3-0 loss to Philadelphia.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Run support continues to be an issue for Gonzalez. Washington has scored fewer than three runs in three of his four outing this season. He owns a 1.42 ERA and 0.99 WHIP with 25 strikeouts in 25.1 innings, but he only has one win to show for it. Gonzalez is scheduled to make his next start Monday versus Kansas City.

Gio Gonzalez SP WSH 1 month ago

Gonzalez was sharp again, allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits, he walked one and struck out eight over six innings of an 8-4 win over Minnesota on Friday night.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gonzalez (1-0) has pitched very well so far this season with a 1.42 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 19 innings. Unfortunately, before this outing, he hasn't received much run support. He'll try to keep it rolling against the Phillies at home in his next start.

Gio Gonzalez SP WSH 1 month ago

Gonzalez allowed one run on four hits and two walks while striking out eight over seven innings, but received no decision Sunday at the Phillies.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The only mistake Gonzalez made was giving up a solo shot in the second inning to Carlos Ruiz, but the Nationals' offense struggled to give him much run support. He's been outstanding in his two starts, as he's only allowed one earned run along with 12 strikeouts over 13 innings of work. He'll make his next start Friday against the Twins.

Gio Gonzalez SP WSH 2 months ago

Gonzalez took a no-decision despite throwing six shutout innings Tuesday against Atlanta. He struck out four, walked one, and allowed just three hits.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gonzalez was extremely sharp, as he threw 18 first-pitch strikes to 23 hitters and tossed 61 strikes in 95 pitches. This was his first start due to a shuffling of the Nationals rotation in the season's first week, but there didn't appear to be any rust for Gonzalez. He struggled with walks last season, as he issued 3.5 walks per nine innings, so it's a great sign to see Gonzalez pounding the zone out of the gate in 2016.