Miguel Gonzalez SP BAL 21 hours ago
Gonzalez allowed four runs on eight hits and a walk with one strikeout in Friday's loss to the Red Sox.
Gonzalez did not figure in the decision despite a subpar performance. He has delivered just one quality start in four turns in the rotation out of the gate. Gonzalez also was a slow starter in 2014, with a 5.19 ERA in April that led to a 4.04 ERA in the first half before a 2.19 ERA in the second half.
Miguel Gonzalez SP BAL 6 days ago
Gonzalez won his second consecutive start on Sunday, striking out five and walking four while limiting the Red Sox to three runs over 5.0 innings.
Holding a tough Red Sox lineup at bay is no easy task, and despite the four walks Gonzalez pitched well enough to get the win. He will need to limit the free passes in order to go deeper into games, but his high strikeout rate has helped mitigate the damage thus far. Gonzalez will be in the hunt for win number three against this same Boston team on Friday.
Miguel Gonzalez SP BAL 2 weeks ago
Gonzalez had perhaps the best start of his career Tuesday, fanning a career-high 10 while giving up just one run on four hits and a walk in seven innings against the Yankees.
He has now given up just two earned runs with 15 strikeouts over 12.2 innings to start the season, and is probably worth a flier, especially in deeper formats. Gonzalez got whiffs on nine of the 26 changeups he threw Tuesday (34.6 percent) and only two of his changeups were put in play (both for outs). If he can continue to sequence well and allow that changeup to play at plus or better then he could keep building off this early success. He will face a tougher test in his next start Monday in Boston.
Miguel Gonzalez SP BAL 2 weeks ago
Gonzalez made his first start of the season Wednesday and went 5.2 innings, allowing one run on three hits with five walks and five strikeouts.
The five walks were very uncharacteristic for Gonzalez, who walked 51 in 159 innings in 2014. He was able to mitigate the damage by allowing just the one run. Gonzalez has put up consistent numbers over the last two and a half seasons and can fall in with a mid-3.00s ERA and mid-1.20s WHIP when all is said and done.
Miguel Gonzalez SP BAL 3 weeks ago
Gonzalez will be Baltimore's No. 3 starter and his first turn in the rotation will be Wednesday against the Rays, MASN Sports reports.
Gonzalez entered spring training unsure if he would make the rotation at all, battling Ubaldo Jimenez and Kevin Gausman for the final two spots. Not only did Gonzalez ensure a spot, he also surpassed Bud Norris and became the No. 3 starter. Gonzalez allowed 11 runs in 18.1 innings, which is a bit high, but he struck out 16 and walked just one this spring.
Miguel Gonzalez SP BAL 4 weeks ago
Gonzalez went 5.2 innings and allowed five runs on seven hits with one walk and five strikeouts in Sunday's spring training game.
Gonzalez got up to 84 pitches and he will throw more than 90 pitches in his final start later this week. The exact spot Gonzalez will slot in the rotation is still unknown, but he will be somewhere in the final three spots.
Miguel Gonzalez SP BAL 2 months ago
Gonzalez tossed two scoreless innings, allowing one hit with two strikeouts in his first game this spring Thursday.
Gonzalez entered camp healthy and is competing against Ubaldo Jimenez and Kevin Gausman for the final two spots in the rotation. The Blue Jays had a soft lineup in Thursday's game, but Gonzalez was just getting his feet wet for a couple of innings. Gonzalez had a 2.19 ERA and 1.10 WHIP in the second half of 2014. He has the most MLB experience of the three rotation candidates.
Miguel Gonzalez SP BAL 3 months ago
Gonzalez agreed to a one-year, $3.275 million contract with the Orioles on Tuesday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.
While his middling strikeout rate (6.4 K/9 for career) may forever keep him on the fringes of shallower mixed consideration, Gonzalez has proven a valuable innings eater for Baltimore. He has turned in ERAs under 3.80 in all three of his major league seasons, with a career-best 3.23 mark last year. His 4.89 FIP suggests regression in coming, but it looks like he'll get a chance to hold down a rotation spot, at least to start the year.
Miguel Gonzalez SP BAL 6 months ago
Gonzalez will start Game 4 of the ALCS against the Royals on Wednesday, Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com reports.
Gonzalez did not pitch in the Division Series, with the Orioles sweeping the Tigers in three games, and thus Wednesday's start will be his first since the Sept. 28 regular-season finale. Depending on how Tuesday's Game 3 plays out, Gonzalez could have the added pressure of trying to keep Baltimore's season alive.
Miguel Gonzalez SP BAL 7 months ago
Gonzalez was told that he will start Game 4 of the ALDS, if necessary, Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports.
Bud Norris will get an opportunity to send the Orioles to the ALCS, but if he fails, Gonzalez will start Monday. Gonzalez dispelled any notion that he might be injured, saying that he was never actually told he'd start Game 3, contrary to prior reports.