Gio González
SP WSH
1 month ago

Gonzalez will start Game 5 of the NLDS against the Cubs on Thursday, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Dusty Baker will go with Gonzalez over Tanner Roark to start the decisive Game 5. Roark's experience out of the bullpen likely played into the decision, as he's expected to be available in relief Thursday. Gonzalez allowed three runs on three hits and two walks while striking out six batters through five innings in his first start of the postseason against Chicago.

Gio González
SP WSH
2 months ago

Gonzalez will toe the rubber for Game 2 of the NLDS against the Cubs on Saturday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Dusty Baker was waiting to see if Max Scherzer (hamstring) was healthy enough to take the mound for Game 2, but it appears as though the club doesn't want to push the right-hander, so Gonzalez will draw the start for the second contest of the series. Under this scenario, Scherzer will most likely take Game 3, and then Baker could choose between Tanner Roark or Stephen Strasburg, on short rest, for Game 4, if it's necessary. If the series goes the full five games and Strasburg takes the mound in Game 4, Gonzalez would be on the mound for the pivotal finale on normal rest. Throughout the course of the 2017 season, the left-hander has posted a 2.96 ERA and 1.18 WHIP over 201 innings.

Gio González
SP WSH
2 months ago

Gonzalez (15-9) allowed six runs on seven hits and three walks across 4.1 innings while taking the loss Sunday against the Pirates. He struck out two.

EDGE Analysis

Gonzalez was blitzed for five runs on three hits, two walks and a hit batsman in the first inning. He labored all afternoon and escaped trouble on a couple of occasions, but he was pulled after three straight hits plated another run in the fifth. It wasn't an ideal finish to the regular season for Gonzalez, but he will still head into the playoffs with a 2.96 ERA and 188 strikeouts in 201 innings during the 2017 campaign.

Gio González
SP WSH
2 months ago

Gonzalez (15-8) allowed three runs on five hits and five walks across five innings to take the loss Tuesday against the Phillies. He struck out seven.

EDGE Analysis

Gonzalez struggled to find the zone in this one, throwing just over 50 percent of his pitches for strikes while notching his second highest walk total of the year. He stranded seven runners, but a rally in the third inning produced all three runs on his ledger. Gonzalez was strong in his previous start and will still finish the regular season with an excellent 2.75 ERA as he sets his sights on his postseason assignment.

Gio González
SP WSH
2 months ago

Gonzalez (15-7) hung on long enough to get the win over the Braves on Wednesday, allowing two runs on three hits and a walk over seven innings while striking out eight.

EDGE Analysis

Both runs scored on solo homers by Freddie Freeman and Kurt Suzuki, and Gonzalez was on the hook for a loss in a 2-1 game when he exited, but the Braves bullpen imploded in the top of the eighth to hand the him the victory. The lefty's 15 wins are his highest total since he won 21 back in 2012, and he'll look to add to that total Tuesday in Philadelphia.

Gio González
SP WSH
2 months ago

Gonzalez passed the 180-inning mark for the season Tuesday, causing his $12 million club option for 2018 to automatically vest, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

That could be a terrific bargain for the Nats if the 31-year-old lefty is able to come anywhere close to the 2.68 ERA and 1.15 WHIP he's posted so far this season. There are signs that Gonzalez will likely take a step backwards in 2018 -- from his 3.92 FIP to an average fastball velocity that has dipped below 90 mph for the first time since he became a regular big-league starter in 2010 -- but even if his performance returns to something closer to his career numbers, he'll be an important cog in a rotation anchored by aces Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg.

Gio González
SP WSH
2 months ago

Gonzalez (14-7) allowed rive runs on seven hits and one walk across five innings while taking the loss Tuesday against the Braves. He struck out eight.

EDGE Analysis

Gonzalez threw 67 percent of his pitches for strikes, but he missed over the plate with frequency and couldn't put hitters away. The biggest hit came in the form of a three-run home run by Freddie Freeman, but his teammates didn't score a single run on the day and sunk him to his seventh loss. Gonzalez has pitched wonderfully for the majority of the season, but he has been roughed up for five earned runs in two of his last three starts. He is next scheduled to take the mound Sunday against the Dodgers.

Gio González
SP WSH
2 months ago

Gonzalez (14-6) pitched five scoreless innings against Miami on Wednesday, striking out four while allowing three hits and three walks in a winning effort.

EDGE Analysis

It took the veteran lefty 101 pitches (just 55 strikes) to finish those five frames, but such inefficiency has been the exception rather than the rule for him. After all, Gonzalez had finished at least six innings in seven consecutive starts and 16 of his last 17 coming into Wednesday's action. Rumors of his demise were greatly exaggerated after he scuffled through 2016 with a 4.57 ERA, as Gonzalez has been one of the best pitchers in the National League this year. He lines up to make his next start Tuesday against Atlanta.

Gio González
SP WSH
3 months ago

Gonzalez (13-6) took the loss against the Brewers on Thursday, giving up five runs on eight hits and three walks over six innings while striking out seven.

EDGE Analysis

The outing snapped a streak of six straight quality starts for the left-hander, and the five runs were the most Gonzalez has given up since early May. He still wrapped up August with a strong 2.23 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 27:8 K:BB in 32.1 innings, and will kick off September with a road start in Miami on Tuesday.

Gio González
SP WSH
3 months ago

Gonzalez (13-5) allowed two runs on six hits and one walk while striking out two batters to earn the win Saturday against the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

Gonzalez turned in another solid effort, and he's now registered six straight quality starts - including five straight victories - while compiling a 1.52 ERA and 33:10 K:BB over that span (41.1 innings). He now sports an impressive 2.40 ERA and 1.11 WHIP to go along with his 13 wins and 152 strikeouts through 26 starts (168.2 innings) this season. Gonzalez will look to keep things rolling as he goes for his sixth straight win against the Brewers on Thursday.