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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||190.00||14.00||10.00||0.00||3.41||1.26||190.00||72.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 38.0||0||0|| 3.79||0||15||43|
|vs RHB|| 120.2||0||0|| 3.51||0||41||119|
|12/26/2014||Chris Sale, SP CHW|
Eric Hosmer, 1B KC
Gio Gonzalez, SP WAS
Starlin Castro, SS CHC
|Derek Norris, C SD|
Xander Bogaerts, SS BOS
Nolan Arenado, 3B COL
|12/25/2014||Drew Stubbs, CF COL||Gio Gonzalez, SP WAS|
|12/24/2014||Gio Gonzalez, SP WAS||Will Middlebrooks, 3B SD|
|Last 10 Games|
Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez ends the spring with 2.79 ERA
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(3/31/15) Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez pitched well in his final spring start Tuesday against the Mets, even though he ended up as the losing pitcher in a 2-0 win for New York. Gonzalez (0-2) allowed two runs on seven hits and one walk, while striking out six in 5 2/3 innings.
Gonzalez traded zeroes with Jonathon Niese before Ruben Tejada broke open a scoreless game with an RBI groundout in the top of the fifth inning. John Mayberry extended the lead to two runs with a solo home run off Gonzalez leading off the sixth inning.
Gonzalez, who is slated to make his first start of the regular season April 10 against the Phillies, finishes the spring with a 2.79 ERA in five starts. He also had 19 strikeouts and seven walks in 19 1/3 innings.
"I'm ready to go," Gonzalez said, per MLB.com. "I'm excited. I'm ready to break with the team and have some fun and get ready for the season to go."
Nationals' Gio Gonzalez tosses five scoreless innings vs. Mets
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(3/26/15) Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez allowed just two hits and three walks in five scoreless innings while striking out five in Thursday's 8-3 loss to the Mets.
Gonzalez has held the opposition scoreless in three of his four spring outings while posting a 2.63 ERA and 13:6 K:BB ratio in 13 2/3 innings. He could make two more spring starts before making his regular-season debut.
Nats' Gio Gonzalez pleased after strong start
|by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer|
|(3/19/15) Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez tossed four solid inninngs Thursday against the Tigers, a positive sign for the pitcher after battling injuries for the past two seasons, according to MLB.com.
In the 0-0, 10-inning tie, Gonzalez allowed just two hits and a walk while striking out five hitters.
"There's a lot to be excited [about, a] lot to learn from this, but the most I'm taking out of this is how my arm feels," Gonzalez said. "It feels fantastic. I'm so excited about it."
Nationals may roll with same spring rotation to start the season
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(3/19/15) Nationals manager Matt Williams has yet to decide who his Opening Day starter will be, but CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman suggests he'll keep his "ridiculously stacked pitching rotation" the way he has during spring straining, with former Cy Young winner Max Scherzer the likely choice for the first game of the season.
The Nationals have rolled with Scherzer followed by Jordan Zimmermann, Stephen Strasburg, Doug Fister and Gio Gonzalez this spring.
Nationals manager Matt Williams still weighing options for opener
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(3/16/15) Nationals manager Matt Williams has not decided on who his Opening Day starter will be, noting that all five of his pitchers -- Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann, Max Scherzer, Doug Fister and Gio Gonzalez -- deserve a chance, per MLB.com.
"A lot goes into it," Williams said. "There's matchups. There is health in the spring. If anybody is a little bit cranky, we want to make sure we back off in that regard. There are three off-days leading up to the regular season. So if we have a hiccup here or there with anybody -- we saw that with Doug last year. … All those things go into it. Track record goes into, knowledge of the [the opponents].
"How they line up is irrelevant when you get past the first [turn through the] rotation anyway," Williams said. "But it's an honor for the guy that's gets chosen [for the Opening Day] start. Everybody wants to get off on the right foot in your first game -- great momentum and all those wonderful things. But if you don't win that first game, it doesn't mean you are dead. You go to the next one."
|2014 Summary: Other than his ERA rising for a second straight season, Gio Gonzalez's ratios held pretty steady in 2014. In fact, some of them -- namely, his strikeout, walk and home run rates -- actually improved, which suggests his little rough patch just before his month-long absence for shoulder inflammation helped inflate that ERA. It was 3.08 after the injury compared to a 4.62 ERA before it.|
Playing time status: Apart from the shoulder injury, which clearly had no lasting effects, Gonzalez has been remarkably healthy over the years, so his durability isn't in question. His endurance, on the other hand, leaves something to be desired. In three years with the Nationals, he has yet to go 200 innings, falling just short in his two healthy seasons.
2015 Outlook: Now two years removed from a near Cy Young campaign, Gonzalez's shortcomings aren't so easily dismissed. Because he has swing-and-miss stuff but below-average control, his pitch counts often prevent him from going more than six innings, which also limits his wins potential even on an expected contender. On a per-inning basis, he'd be a top 20 starting pitcher, but unfortunately, Fantasy doesn't work that way. He'll help you make up ground in strikeouts after the top 30 starting pitchers are off the board, but be careful not to overvalue him.
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