|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||205.00||18.00||9.00||0.00||3.25||1.25||207.00||80.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 13.2||0||0|| 1.98||0||1||11|
|vs RHB|| 45.1||0||0|| 4.17||0||25||46|
|05/22/2013||Jake Peavy, SP CHW|
Gio Gonzalez, SP WAS
Matt Carpenter, 2B STL
|A.J. Griffin, SP OAK|
Josh Hamilton, RF LAA
Albert Pujols, 1B LAA
|05/22/2013||Gio Gonzalez, SP WAS||Matt Holliday, LF STL|
|05/22/2013||Hyun-Jin Ryu, SP LAD|
A.J. Ellis, C LAD
|Gio Gonzalez, SP WAS|
Kurt Suzuki, C WAS
|Last 10 Games|
|Gio Gonzalez effective in no-decision|
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(5/22/13) Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez had one of his best starts of the season Wednesday against the Giants, but ended with a no-decision in a 2-1, 10-inning victory.
Gonzalez held the Giants to a run in 7 1/3 innings. He walked Angel Pagan with one out in the eighth inning then was pulled for reliever Drew Storen. He allowed four hits and two walks, while striking out five. He threw a season-high 116 pitches.
Gonzalez, who has lowered his ERA to 3.66 with four quality starts in a row, will next start Tuesday against the Orioles.
|Gio Gonzalez stays sharp in no-decision|
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(5/18/13) Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez enjoyed a solid performance but did not factor into the decision Friday night against the Padres.
Gonzalez, who made his ninth start of the season, surrendered two runs in the first inning and a solo home run to Jedd Gyorko in the sixth for his only damage of the night. He was charged with three runs -- two earned -- and six hits over 6 2/3 innings of work. He struck out five and walked three in a 6-5 win in extras.
Gonzalez has allowed a home run in four of his last five starts. He has surrendered just four earned runs over his last 19 2/3 innings of work. He is scheduled to make his next start Wednesday at San Francisco. He is 1-1 with a 3.38 ERA in his last three starts at AT&T Park.
|Gio Gonzalez back in standout form|
|by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com|
(5/12/13) Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez (3-2) held the Cubs without a hit for the first five innings but ended with a no-decision woth a 2-1 loss Sunday. Gonzalez retired the first 15 batters he faced before surrendering an infield single to Dioner Navarro to lead off the sixth inning -- one of only two hits he allowed over seven scoreless innings.
Sunday marked the first time since the left-hander's season debut April 3 he did not permit a run as he lowered his ERA to 4.20 and halted a three-game stretch of allowing at least one homer. He had six strikeouts and walked one.
Gonzalez draws San Diego in his next start, Friday on the road. He limited the Padres to two hits over six innings during his lone start against them last season.
|Trusting in Gio Gonzalez|
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(5/8/13) Fantasy owners are understandably frustrated with Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez's poor beginning to the season. After looking like a Cy Young candidate in his first season in the NL, the senior circuit appears to have caught up to him in his second go around.
Gonzalez has a 4.97 ERA in his first seven starts, while averaging fewer than six innings per start.
Gonzalez has two big issues to look at when analyzing his slow start, one surprising and one not so much. The unsurprising news is Gonzalez is struggling with his control, as he walked 4.30 batters per nine innings from 2009-2011, so his 4.74 mark this season is not a huge surprise. The bigger surprise is that Gonzalez has allowed five home runs in 38 innings, after allowing just nine in 199 1/3 innings a year ago. Which one should be our bigger concern moving forward?
Gonzalez has managed to be effectively wild in his past, posting a 3.12 and 3.23 ERA in 2011 and 2010 respectively, despite walk rates greater than 4.0 per nine innings. He should be able to find the strikezone more often, but he is also the type of pitcher who can pitch around those free passes when everything is going right.
His home run rate is more than a bit surprising, as Gonzalez has never allowed a home run on more than 8.9 percent of his flyballs in a full season, as he has allowed a 15.2 percent rate so far. He is still racking up solid groundball rates, so this could just be a bit of bad luck with balls flying over the fence at an unsustainable rate.
The home runs allowed will be the more important thing to watch moving forward. Baserunners are going to get on against a pitcher with a career 1.33 WHIP, so he just has to make sure they don't score in bunches due to extra-base hits. Given his track record, I believe in Gonzalez. I would not try to sell low on him right now.
|Gio Gonzalez back on winning side|
|by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com|
(5/5/13) Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez (3-2) gave up two runs and five hits over six innings during Washington's 6-2 victory at Pittsburgh on Sunday. Gonzalez struck out five and walked one as he earned his first win in three starts on the road this season while trimming his earned-run average to 4.97.
After allowing a home run on his first pitch to Starling Marte, the left-hander quickly regained his composure and held the Pirates scoreless until the sixth inning. He also displayed improvement with his command after walking five batters in his previous outing, effectively spotting his pitches on both sides of the plate to handcuff the Pirates.
Thanks to scheduling intricacies, Gonzalez won't make his next start until May 12 against the Cubs. He is holding opponents to a .169 batting average at home this season.
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Gio Gonzalez effective in no-decision
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|Gio Gonzalez has carried the stigma of being a pitcher with immense promise who hadn't fulfilled it due to control issues, but 2012 was the year he shed that label. In every year since his rookie season, Gonzalez has lowered his walk rate, and last year he whittled it down to a respectable 3.4 batters per nine innings. Meanwhile, he posted his highest strikeout rate in three seasons and allowed only nine home runs over 199 1/3 innings. Gonzalez has just the slightest of ground ball tendencies, so he will be a poor bet to match that latter number. He also could have trouble producing another 21 wins, as only Lance Lynn received more run support among qualifying National League starters. So while 2013 promises to be a slightly less productive season, Gonzalez has improved his control to the extent that he can be drafted among the top 15 starting pitchers. (Updated 12/11/12)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/24/13||PHI||7:05 pm||Kyle Kendrick|
|5/25/13||PHI||7:15 pm||Jonathan Pettibone|
|5/26/13||PHI||1:35 pm||Cole Hamels|
|5/27/13||BAL||1:05 pm||Jason Hammel|
|5/28/13||BAL||7:05 pm||Kevin Gausman|
|5/29/13||@ BAL||7:05 pm||Chris Tillman|
|5/30/13||@ BAL||7:05 pm||Freddy Garcia|
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