Gio Gonzalez SP WAS 3 days 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 week 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 weeks 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 1 month 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.

Gio Gonzalez SP WAS 2 months ago

Gonzalez says his shoulder is completely healthy heading into spring training, Bill Ladson of MLB.com reports.He struggled early last season due to shoulder woes, but after returning from the DL on June 18, Gonzalez posted a 3.08 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 9.1 K/9 over his final 108 innings. He'll head into 2015 as a forgotten man in the Nationals' loaded rotation, and could prove to be a bit of a bargain at the draft table as a result.

Gio Gonzalez SP WAS 7 months ago

Gonzalez pitched a gem in the second game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Mets, tossing seven scoreless innings with 12 strikeouts. He allowed a single and two walks.

Gonzalez was scheduled to start Wednesday, but the game was rained out, giving him an extra day of rest for the second straight week. The veteran lefty had traded strikeouts for more positive results over the last couple of months, but that was not the case Thursday, as he fanned 10 or more batters for the first time this season. Overall, he ends the season with a 3.57 ERA and 162 strikeouts in 158.2 innings.

Gio Gonzalez SP WAS 7 months ago

Gonzalez pitched seven strong innings to earn the win at Miami on Thursday. He allowed just two runs and six hits, while striking out five.

Gonzalez was given an extra day of rest after the Nationals clinched the NL East on Tuesday, and it seems to have been a good move. His strikeouts are down a little during his last five starts, but the overall results have been good, posting a 2.84 ERA and 0.98 WHIP in 31.2 innings during that span. The team has yet to set its rotation beyond Friday, but Gonzalez will probably make just one start against the Mets next week.

Gio Gonzalez SP WAS 7 months ago

Gonzalez will not start Wednesday as scheduled, with Blake Treinen getting the start instead, James Wagner of the Washington Post reports.

With the Nationals locking up the division Wednesday, Gonzalez will get a break from his scheduled start. It's unclear whether they will simply skip Gonzalez or just move him back a day, but with little left to play for the rest of the way, a lot of everyday starters will likely get a day off here and there to get ready for the playoffs.

Gio Gonzalez SP WAS 7 months ago

Gonzalez allowed four runs (three earned) on six hits, walking one and striking out seven over 6.2 innings of a 4-3 loss to the Mets on Friday night.

He tossed 110 pitches (76 for strikes) in the outing so his pitch count was high for how deep he lasted into the game. Gonzalez (8-10, 3.79)has been inconsistent for a staff that has sparkled most of the season, and the loss broke a 12-game winning streak the Nationals held in Citi Field. He'll face the Braves in Atlanta next time out.

Gio Gonzalez SP WAS 8 months ago

Gonzalez recorded his eighth win of the season Sunday against the Phillies, allowing one earned run on five hits.

Gonzalez also struck out three in the outing, and didn't walk a batter for the first time all season. The outing was his fourth straight quality start, although he relied more on fly balls than he normally does. He has now won two starts in a row, and will get a chance for a third in his next scheduled start Friday against the Mets.