Gio Gonzalez SP WSH 3 weeks ago

Gonzalez came away with a no-decision against Baltimore on Friday night after allowing one run on six hits, walking three and striking out five over six innings.

His scheduled start on Wednesday was rained out, so he took the mound against the Orioles in this one and turned in a solid performance. The strong outing dropped his ERA to 3.99 on the year, but he continues to only pitch as well as his command allows on most nights. He left with a 2-1 lead, but had already tossed 106 pitches (67 for strikes) and the bullpen gave up the lead.

Gio Gonzalez SP WSH 3 weeks ago

Gonzalez will start for the Nationals on Friday, William Ladson MLB.com reports.

Gonzalez's Wednesday start was rained out, so he will instead be pushed back to Friday. However, he will face the Orioles in Camden Yards rather than make a home start against the Reds. The rest of the weekend rotation hasn't been released at this point, but that should come out in the near future.

Gio Gonzalez SP WSH 3 weeks ago

Gonzalez will not make his scheduled start Wednesday as the game has been postponed due to rain, William Ladson of MLB.com reports.

No makeup date has been announced for Wednesday's rainout, and with the Nationals having a scheduled off-day on Thursday, the next time Gonzalez could make a start would be the weekend series opener against Baltimore. He has strung together consecutive seven-inning outings, allowing just one run and nine hits over his last 14 innings.

Gio Gonzalez SP WSH 4 weeks ago

Gonzalez allowed one run on five hits, he did not walk a batter, and struck out six over seven innings of a 2-1 win against the Giants on Friday night.

Gonzalez (6-4, 4.16 ERA) turned in a very solid performance with his only real mistake being a solo home run off the bat of Buster Posey in the seventh inning. With Gio, it's all about command and efficiency, and he had it in this one, needing just 82 pitches (59 for strikes) to cover the seven frames.

Gio Gonzalez SP WSH 1 month 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 WSH 1 month 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 WSH 1 month 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 WSH 1 month 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 WSH 2 months 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 WSH 2 months 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.