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|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||200.00||15.00||10.00||0.00||3.33||1.23||200.00||73.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Arizona|| 6.1||1||0|| 2.84||0||1||4|
|vs LHB|| 47.0||0||0|| 3.26||0||8||48|
|vs RHB|| 148.2||0||0|| 3.39||0||68||144|
|Last 10 Games|
|Gio Gonzalez cruises through two innings |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(3/5/14) Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez tossed two scoreless innings Wednesday against the Mets.
Gonzalez gave up a single to Kirk Nieuwenhuis in the first inning, but did not allow another hit. He struck out one hitter. He posted a 3.36 ERA in 195 2/3 innings last season.
|Former Yankees catcher working with Gio Gonzalez |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(1/27/14) As Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez prepares for the 2014 season, he's had the luxury of former Yankees great Jorge Posada catching his bullpen sessions, according to MASNsports.com.
"I think Jorge is a great mentor," Gonzalez said. "He's a childhood dream, always drempt of pitching to Jorge Posada. It's not that often you get a guy that is more than happy to catch a bullpen for you, especially with four titles. He's an inspiration, he's an idol. He's everything you could possibly think of, and more."
Posada, who spent 17 years in the majors, hasn't been afraid to impart some wisdom on the 28-year-old left-hander.
"Patience," Gonzalez said, when asked what he's learned in his time working with Posada. "You've got to learn how to hit your spots, learn how to mix it up. Change signs. There's things that he teaches you that you sit back and start analyzing. It's a lot of work as a pitcher. He's had Hall of Famers in his hands."
|Tanner Roark to start over Gio Gonzalez Sunday |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(9/29/13) Nationals manager Davey Johnson announced that Tanner Roark -- not Gio Gonzalez -- will take the mound for the final game of the season Sunday at Arizona.
Gonzalez was rumored to start Sunday in order to reach the 200-mark in strikeouts and innings. He finished the year 11-8 with a 3.36 ERA, a 1.25 WHIP and a 192:76 K:BB ratio over 195 2/3 innings (32 starts).
|Gio Gonzalez appears set for one more start |
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
(9/26/13) The Nationals are listing Gio Gonzalez as their starting pitcher for Sunday's season finale at the Diamondbacks. MLB.com reports that Nationals manager Davey Johnson wanted to see the lefty get one more start, even though it would have been Tanner Roark's turn in the rotation.
Johnson said he would like Gonzalez to have the opportunity to finish the season with 200 strikeouts and 200 innings. Gonzalez has pitched 195 2/3 innings and struck out 192 batters so far this season.
|Gio Gonzalez hit with tough-luck loss |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(9/24/13) Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez tossed a quality start but was outdueled by Michael Wacha and the Cardinals, suffering his eighth loss of the season Tuesday night. The left-hander allowed two runs on six hits and no walks while striking out six over seven innings of a 2-0 defeat.
Gonzalez allowed two earned runs or fewer in five of his final six starts of the season. He finished the year 11-8 with a 3.36 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP in 32 starts.
|Coming off a 21-win season in 2012, Gio Gonzalez was a hot commodity on Draft Day 2013. On average in 12-team formats, Gonzalez was being drafted toward the end of the third round. While it was hard to expect Gonzalez to be a 20-game winner again, the expectations were high since he averaged 17 wins from 2010-12 and the Nationals were expected to be contenders. Unfortunately, the Nationals didn't quite meet expectations and Gonzalez saw a steep drop-off in wins (11), despite finishing with the 16th-best run support average (4.69) for qualifying starters. However, Gonzalez did pitch well down the stretch, going 4-2 with a 1.99 ERA in his last six starts, so if the Nationals play up to expectations in 2014, then Gonzalez has a good chance to increase his win total. Gonzalez posted a respectable 3.36 ERA and 1.25 WHIP last season, while striking out 192 batters in 195 2/3 innings. He still walked plenty of batters (3.5 BB/9), but that's to be expected from the left-hander. Gonzalez is more of an early-to-mid-round pick this spring.
(Updated 1/10/14) |
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