|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 Miami|| 6.0||1||0|| 0.00||0||2||5|
|vs LHB|| 2.2||0||0|| 13.50||0||1||3|
|vs RHB|| 15.1||0||0|| 1.76||0||6||14|
|04/16/2014||Gio Gonzalez, SP WAS||Homer Bailey, SP CIN|
Josh Donaldson, 3B OAK
|04/16/2014||Yasiel Puig, RF LAD|
Jay Bruce, RF CIN
|Gio Gonzalez, SP WAS|
Tony Cingrani, SP CIN
|04/16/2014||Felix Hernandez, SP SEA|
Gio Gonzalez, SP WAS
|Miguel Cabrera, 1B DET|
|Last 10 Games|
|Gio Gonzalez struggles early in loss to Braves |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(4/13/14) After dominating performances in his first two starts, Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez took a major step back during a 10-2 loss Sunday against the Braves. Gonzalez (2-1) allowed six runs on nine hits and four walks, while striking out six in six innings.
Gonzalez had issues from the get-go Sunday. He walked leadoff hitter Jason Heyward, who would score two batters later on a Freddie Freeman sac fly. Justin Upton followed with a two-run homer, putting Washington in an early 3-0 deficit after the first inning.
Gonzalez ran into more trouble in the second inning, as Heyward had an RBI double two batters after Tyler Pastornicky led off the inning with a triple. Freeman then clubbed a two-run homer two batters after Heyward's double.
The left-hander would settle down to throw four scoreless innings, but the damage was already done. His ERA jumped from 0.75 to 3.50. Gonzalez is expected to make his next start Friday vs. St. Louis.
|Changeup helping fuel Gio Gonzalez's great start |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(4/9/14) Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez is beginning to rely more on his changeup, per The Washington Post.
In his first start, Gonzalez threw 18 changeups in 91 pitches. On Tuesday against the Marlins, Gonzalez threw it 16 times in 101 pitches. In total, 17.7 percent of his pitches this season have been changeups.
The results have been positive for Gonzalez, who is 2-0 with a 0.75 ERA and 0.75 WHIP. Gonzalez is beginning to trust his changeup thanks to catcher Jose Lobaton, who has urged the lefty-handed hurler to throw it more.
"He’s not afraid to throw anything," Lobaton said. "(Tuesday), I saw the changeup working with the curveball. I said, 'Any count, I’m going to call it.' If that changeup works, the curveball and fastball are going to be awesome. He throws 93, 94. The fastball is going to look like 95, 96."
|Gio Gonzalez wins with another gem |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(4/8/14) Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez moved to 2-0 in his second start of the season Wednesday, a 5-0 win over the Marlins.
Gonzalez kept the Marlins off balance throughout the start, allowing just three singles in six innings of work. He pitched with a runner in scoring position just once, in the second inning. He allowed three hits and a pair of walks in his six shutout innings, while striking out five and throwing 61 of 101 pitches for strikes.
Gonzalez has been stellar through his first two starts of the season, allowing just one run on six hits in 12 innings of work. He will carry a 2-0 record and 0.75 ERA into his next start, scheduled for Sunday in Atlanta.
|Gio Gonzalez dealing with the flu |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(4/5/14) Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez will be sent home Saturday due to the flu.
The Nationals have had a number of players come down with the illness throughout spring, and it's carried over to the regular season. Gonzalez will see a team doctor while at the park Saturday, and will then go home and rest. Gonzalez is expected to make his next start.
|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) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|4/16/14||@ MIA||7:10 pm||Jose Fernandez|
|4/17/14||STL||7:05 pm||Adam Wainwright|
|4/18/14||STL||7:05 pm||Michael Wacha|
|4/19/14||STL||1:05 pm||Lance Lynn|
|4/20/14||STL||1:35 pm||Shelby Miller|
|4/21/14||LAA||7:05 pm||Garrett Richards|
|4/22/14||LAA||7:05 pm||Tyler Skaggs|
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