Gio Gonzalez SP WAS 4 Days
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 5 Days
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 10 Days
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 15 Days
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.
Gio Gonzalez SP WAS 20 Days
Gonzalez picked up his seventh win of the season Monday, allowing three runs on three hits and two walks over six innings, striking out four.
Incredibly, it's Gonzalez's first victory since July 5. His numbers so far this season (3.89 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, 135:53 K:BB ratio in 132 innings) are only a little off last season's pace, and there's still time for him to get into a groove in September.
Gio Gonzalez SP WAS 27 Days
Gonzalez gave up three earned runs on six hits across six innings in a no-decision against the Phillies on Tuesday. He also walked one and struck out four.
This marks Gonzalez's third straight no-decision and ninth start in a row without a win (0-5). His ERA now sits higher than owners would like at 3.86 to go with a similarly unspectacular WHIP of 1.30 and a BB:K of 51:131 in 126 innings (22 starts) this season. He'll try his luck again Monday at Dodger Stadium.
Gio Gonzalez SP WAS 1 Month
Gonzalez scattered four hits over seven scoreless innings to record a no-decision against Arizona on Thursday. He issued three walks and struck out six.
Gonzalez was relatively dominant Thursday, as he allowed just four singles. He's had a bunch of short outings in the last four weeks, so this was easily his best start in about a month, although he still hasn't won a game since July 5. Despite the nice performance Thursday, it's hard to trust Gonzalez, given his inconsistent season. On a positive note, Gonzalez continues to help out fantasy owners in the strikeout department, with 127 Ks in 120 innings this season. With an off day next week for the Nationals, Gonzalez will miss out on two starts, and will instead just have one turn at Philadelphia.
Gio Gonzalez SP WAS 1 Month
Gonzalez gave up three runs on seven hits over five innings in a no-decision against the Pirates on Saturday night.
Pirates starter Jeff Locke pitched well, preventing Gonzalez from exiting with an opportunity to pick up his seventh win of the season Saturday. With a home start against an Arizona lineup sans Paul Goldschmidt next time out, the inconsistent left-hander should have a prime opportunity to rack up strikeouts Thursday.
Gio Gonzalez SP WAS 1 Month
Gonzalez lasted just 4.2 innings Sunday night against the Braves, allowing two earned runs, six hits and four walks while piling up eight strikeouts en route to his ninth loss of the season.
After turning in eight shutout innings versus the Cubs back on July 5th, things have taken a downhill turn for Gonzalez over his past six starts. The 28-year-old lefty's struggles during this stretch can mostly be attributed to a lack of command, as his 15 free passes across 31.1 innings have led to a 5.17 ERA and 1.56 WHIP. Gonzalez will attempt to get back on track next weekend against the Pirates.
Gio Gonzalez SP WAS 2 Months
Gonzalez (6-8) took the loss Tuesday, giving up four runs on six hits while walking two and striking out six in six innings against the visiting Mets.
With losses in four of his last five starts, Gonzalez hasn't seen the win column in a month (July 5), and two of those outings have been less than four innings. Luckily for the Nats, they boast one of the better rotations in baseball, with Gonzalez slotting in fourth behind a trio of proven starters in Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann and Doug Fister. With that being said, Washington will need the 28-year-old to tighten things up if they hope to stave off the Braves for the NL East lead, a team he'll square off against in his next start Sunday.