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Gio Gonzalez

#47 SP Washington Nationals

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Height: 6'0" // Weight: 200 lbs
Age: 28 (Born: 9/19/1985)
Next Game: LAA, Apr 21 7:05 PM EST

W/L IP H ER BB SO WHIP ERA FP
Apr 18 1-0 7 4 1 1 7 0.71 1.29 34.0
Apr 13 0-1 6 9 6 4 6 2.17 9.00 5.0
Apr 08 1-0 6 3 0 2 5 0.83 0.00 29.0
Season 3-1 25 19 8 8 24 1.08 2.88 98.0
Projected 15-10 192 163 68 69 187 1.21 3.18 672.0
Last Season 11-8 195 169 73 76 192 1.25 3.36 646.0

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  • Gonzalez turned in seven strong innings, allowing one run on just four hits while striking out seven en route to picking up the victory Friday versus the Cardinals. Gonzalez needed this type of bounce back effort from the pounding he took last time out. The All-Star southpaw is off to a mostly nice start in 2014. So far, Gonzalez has gone 3-for-4 in quality starts, resulting in a 3-1 record and a very solid 2.88 ERA. 2014-04-18 23:29:52 -0400

  • Gonzalez got roughed up Sunday for six runs on nine hits (including home runs by Justin Upton and Freddie Freeman) and four walks over six innings. He struck out six. After two strong starts to begin the season Gonzalez hit a speed bump, but he's still sports a solid 17:7 K:BB ratio through his first 18 innings. He'll have another tough assignment Friday as he faces the Cards. 2014-04-14 11:35:28 -0400

  • Gonzalez was crisp Tuesday, allowing zero runs on just five base-runners in six innings while striking out five Marlins en route to the win. He dealt with the flu over the weekend, but like Jordan Zimmermann before him, the illness did not hinder his ability to dominate. He'll take the bump again Sunday in Atlanta against a Braves team that is offering opposing pitchers a bevy of strikeouts this season. 2014-04-08 22:37:59 -0400

  • Gonzalez (flu) is in the starting lineup for his scheduled start Tuesday. A case of the flu over the weekend threatened Gonzalez's chances of making the start as scheduled, but he seems to be healthy and ready for the favorable spot against the Marlins, though the Marlins have put up an un-Marlin-like 42 runs so far this season. 2014-04-08 15:25:12 -0400

  • Gonzalez caught the stomach virus that's been going around the Nationals' clubhouse and left the team to go back to Washington ahead of Tuesday's scheduled start, CSN Washington's Mark Zuckerman reports. Gonzalez will have more than 72 hours to recover, but owners should still consider the possibility that his start will be pushed back. He pitched well this spring and tossed six innings of one-run ball Wednesday against the Mets. 2014-04-05 16:48:10 -0400

  • Gonzalez struck out six and walked one while holding the Mets to one run on three hits over six innings to win his first start of 2014 on Wednesday night. The Nats didn't produce against Bartolo Colon the first time through the order, but managed to put three runs on the board against the Mets starter before Gonzalez's departure. Gonzalez will face divisional foes in each of his two starts next week with a home matchup against Miami on Tuesday before a road start against Atlanta at Turner Field on April 13. 2014-04-02 23:47:20 -0400

  • Gonzalez had a strong outing Sunday, allowing one run on three hits and a walk over 4.2 innings, striking out four. He's got a nifty 10:2 K:BB ratio through 8.2 spring innings, and looks just about ready to begin another impressive campaign as the Nationals' number two starter. 2014-03-17 09:21:54 -0400

  • Gonzalez pitched two scoreless innings against the Mets in his spring debut. The Nationals are giving a lighter workload to their starters this spring, so Gonzalez, who has appeared in just one spring game thus far, will likely pitch fewer innings than in most springs. 2014-03-10 16:52:34 -0400

  • Gonzalez will not start Sunday against the Diamondbacks, Dan Kolko of MASN reports. Manager Davey Johnson said earlier in the day that Gonzalez would start the season finale, but he reversed course after Saturday's game. Tanner Roark will start instead, and Gonzalez will finish the year with 11 wins, a 3.36 ERA and a 192:76 K:BB. 2013-09-28 23:06:47 -0400

  • Gonzalez will start Sunday against the Diamondbacks, Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com reports. With nothing left to play for, Gonzalez could have easily just packed it in, but he's volunteered to start Sunday's season finale, because "it'd be a great way to honor [manager Davey Johnson's] exit." He'll oppose left-hander Wade Miley. 2013-09-28 17:21:55 -0400

  • Gonzalez (11-8) pitched well Tuesday against the Cardinals, striking out six and allowing two runs on six hits without a walk over seven innings, but took the loss thanks to Michael Wacha's near-no-hitter on the other side. That's a tough mark in the L column for Gio, but the important thing is that he's pitched very well again. He's experienced spots of inconsistency this year, giving up 20 more hits and eight more homers -- while striking out 15 fewer batters -- than he did in almost the same number of innings last season, but it's good that he's ending this campaign on a high note. 2013-09-25 06:47:56 -0400

  • Gonzalez picked up the win against Miami on Thursday by tossing six innings of two-run ball. He gave up seven hits and two walks, striking out three. Gonzalez worked out of a couple jams, but held the Marlins in check and stuck around long enough to grab his 11th win of the season. Since giving up seven runs in an outing on August 23, Gonzalez has been solid, allowing just seven runs over his last 33.2 innings. 2013-09-19 22:19:22 -0400

  • Gonzalez will have his start moved up to Thursday against the Marlins to accommodate Stephen Strasburg (forearm) being pushed back to Saturday, the Washington Post reports. Strasburg struggled to loosen up throwing Wednesday, so the Nationals will not take any chances and will move him back to Saturday. Gonzalez started last on Saturday, so his start will still fall on regular rest. 2013-09-18 22:47:31 -0400

  • Gonzalez allowed four runs over six innings and was the losing pitcher Saturday against the Phillies. He gave up nine hits while walking two and striking out five. This was certainly not a great start from Gonzalez, however looking at a larger picture he has been very strong over his last four starts. Over those starts he has allowed just five earned runs over 27.2 innings while recording 27 strikeouts. 2013-09-14 23:13:16 -0400

  • Gonzalez was masterful Monday night, throwing a one-hit shutout against the Mets to win his 10th game of the season. Gonzalez has been up and down of late, but Monday was certainly an up for the lefty. Gonzalez now has wins in each of his last three starts and has allowed just one earned run over that span. He'll face the Phillies his next time out. 2013-09-09 22:40:11 -0400

  • Gonzalez was sharp against Miami on Thursday, tossing seven scoreless innings. He scattered three hits with eight strikeouts en route to his eighth win of the season. Gonzalez was hammered for seven runs in his last start, so this was obviously a nice bounce-back outing. He's dominated the Marlins this season, allowing just five hits over 13 scoreless innings. 2013-08-29 22:25:59 -0400

  • Gonzalez (back) looked strong in a loss Sunday, allowing two runs on five hits and four walks over seven innings while striking out nine. He threw 120 pitches, and it doesn't look like his back will be an issue going forward. The Nationals' inability to consistently score runs and get Gonzalez a win, however, is a different story. 2013-08-19 11:58:06 -0400

  • Gonzalez (back) is feeling fine after tweaking his back in Tuesday's rain-shortened start, Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports. Gonzalez expereinced a minor back twinge in Tuesday's game against the Giants. He left due to a lengthy rain delay and not because of his back, indicating that the injury was never considered serious. After working out Wednesday, Gonzalez remains on track to make his start Sunday against the Braves. 2013-08-14 22:37:05 -0400

  • Gonzalez will not be suspended by Major League Baseball for his connections to the Biogenesis clinic in Miami and has been cleared of any related wrongdoing, Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports. Ultimately, Gonzalez's innocence coincides with his position all along in that he was said to have received non-PED substances from the Biogenesis clinic. As a result, he's now officially in the clear from this incident. 2013-08-05 12:47:08 -0400

  • Gonzalez didn't have his best stuff Wednesday afternoon, taking the loss while allowing 10 runs over 3.1 innings of work against the Tigers. Gonzalez allowed five runs each in the second and fourth innings, leading to an early shower. Despite the bad start, Gonzalez has been mostly great this season and should bounce back against the Braves next week. 2013-07-31 16:38:10 -0400

  • Gonzalez struck out 11 batters for the second straight start Thursday, but allowed eight hits, four walks and three runs while failing to complete six innings in an eventual win over Pittsburgh. It's strange to see a guy be so hittable and yet so unhittable in the same game, but that was the situation in this one. The 12 baserunners allowed tied a season high, previously set on both April 30 and May 27. 2013-07-25 17:14:44 -0400

  • Gonzalez threw six scoreless innings against the Dodgers on Saturday, but he did not factor into the decision. He tied a season-high with 11 strikeouts in this one, but the Natinoals' bullpen could not hold a 1-0 lead. This was his second scoreless start in four tries, and his ERA now sits at an enviable 2.89. 2013-07-20 23:39:25 -0400

  • Gonzalez improved to 7-3 Wednesday as he gave up just one earned run on six hits over seven innings against Philadelphia. Gonzalez needed 116 pitches (74 strikes) to get through his outing, but he was outstanding as he struck out five and out-dueled Cliff Lee. His ERA sits at 3.03, but more importantly, this was the eighth straight quality start Gonzalez has recorded. 2013-07-10 22:48:35 -0400

  • Gonzalez threw seven scoreless innings on three hits and two walks to go with seven strikeouts Sunday as the Nationals pummeled the Mets. The Nationals' four-run second inning was enough production to guarantee Gonzalez his fifth win of 2013, as well as the first back-to-back positive decisions this year. Since an up-and-down first two months, he capped June with his sixth consecutive quality start, during which he posted a 2-0 record, 1.78 ERA, 0.967 WHIP, and 44:14 K:BB ratio over 40.1 innings. With 70.6 percent (84-of-119) of his pitches Sunday going for strikes, he is rounding into the form that resulted in a third place showing during the NL Cy Young Award voting last year. 2013-06-30 18:46:05 -0400

  • Gonzalez picked up his fourth win of the season Tuesday, giving up two earned runs on nine hits and one walk with four strikeouts in 6.1 innings against the Diamondbacks. Gonzalez finally got some run support Tuesday after seven no decisions in his previous eight starts. All of his numbers are marginally worse than last season when he was a Cy Young Award candidate, but he has remained solid despite the lack of wins. One thing to monitor is that his .234 BABIP heading into Tuesday's contest is significantly less than the .267 he posted last season, which either means he's been better at getting weak contact or he's due to give up more hits in the second half of the season. 2013-06-25 23:45:31 -0400

  • Gonzalez was outstanding Wednesday night against the Phillies, as he struck out 11 over seven innings. He gave up two earned runs on just two hits and walked two. Despite pitching a gem, Gonzalez did not pick up a win due to limited run support and still sits at 3-3 on the year. On a brighter note, he's now struck out 19 batters in his last two starts combined, and is cemented as the Nationals' top pitching option this year. 2013-06-19 22:41:00 -0400

  • Gonzalez allowed just one run on three hits and four walks over seven innings Friday, striking out eight. Gonzalez was locked in a pitcher's duel with Justin Masterson, though, and came away with a no-decision. Since the beginning of May, Gonzalez has been on a roll, posting a 2.22 ERA and 1.082 WHIP in eight starts (52.2 innings), despite a less-than-sharp 46:21 K:BB ratio. 2013-06-15 10:20:49 -0400

  • Gonzalez battled his control on Saturday, allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits and four walks over six innings, striking out seven. It's the second time in three starts he's walked four batters, and his 4.06 BB/9 rate on the year is a far cry from last season's 3.43. In fact, Gonzalez's overall numbers look very similar to his final two years in Oakland, so while he may not duplicate his ace-like performance from 2012 he should still be a valuable contributor even with the extra free passes. 2013-06-09 09:17:57 -0400

  • Gonzalez is now scheduled to start Saturday against the Twins following Friday's postponement. No real surprise here, as the Nats will just move Gonzalez back to Saturday after Friday's game was rained out. 2013-06-07 14:22:52 -0400

  • Gonzalez will not make his scheduled start Friday, due to the Nationals' game against the Twins being postponed. Gonzalez will likely have his start pushed back to Saturday, but check for confirmation if he's on your fantasy team. 2013-06-07 12:28:22 -0400

  • With his start Thursday against the Mets postponed, Gonzalez will now be on the mound Friday against the Twins, CSN Washington reports. Thursday's rainout is actually somewhat of a blessing for the Nationals, who would've had to call up a starter for Saturday to start in place of the injured Stephen Strasburg. Instead, Gonzalez and the other starters will now all be pushed back a day. 2013-06-06 20:06:55 -0400

  • Gonzalez will replace Stephen Strasburg to start on Thursday against the Mets, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports. Gonzalez will have his scheduled start bumped up a day with Stephen Strasburg targeting a start on Saturday. Gonzalez has thrown well over his last five starts posting a 2.14 ERA in 33.2 innings but does not have a win in that stretch. 2013-06-04 19:05:02 -0400

  • Gonzalez pitched seven innings and only allowed one run on three hits and one walk and struck out seven hitters on Saturday against the Braves but did not factor into the decision. Gonzalez was sharp on Saturday notching a quality start but did not receive much run support as the game went into extra innings and the Nationals only scored one run on the night. His has a favorable matchup in his next start on Friday at home against the Twins. 2013-06-01 23:58:11 -0400

  • Gonzalez gave up four runs on eight hits and four walks over 5.2 innings in Monday's 6-2 loss to the Orioles. Gonzalez struck out just three batters and was unable to register his fifth quality start in a row. He own a respectable 3.90 ERA and 1.25 WHIP, but a 60:30 K/BB ratio over 64.2 innings leaves something to be desired. Small improvements in walk and strikeout rate contributed to Gonzalez's career season in 2012, as did a microscopic HR/9 mark of 0.41. All of those numbers are up in 2013, although not to an alarming degree. Gonzalez is scheduled to take the mound again Saturday in Atlanta 2013-05-27 18:37:48 -0400

  • Gonzalez was excellent Wednesday, giving up just one earned run on four hits over 7.1 innings while striking out five. Gonzalez was stellar throughout his outing against the Giants but was the victim of poor run support as the Nationals could only muster one run behind him. He'll look to continue pitching well in his next start at home against Baltimore. 2013-05-22 20:34:02 -0400

  • Gonzalez gave up three runs (two earned) on six hits and three walks with five strikeouts over 6.2 innings against the Padres on Friday. After struggling a number of times in April, Gonzalez has now thrown three straight quality starts here in May and has a 16:6 K:BB over his last 19.2 innings. For the overall, his strikeout rate is slightly down but comparable to last year's, his walks are up and he's giving up a few more home runs. But while he looked like he would struggle the entire season just a few weeks ago, his recent performance is instilling a bit more confidence for his owners right now. 2013-05-18 09:41:26 -0400

  • Gonzalez was brilliant in Sunday's series finale with the Cubs. He tossed seven scoreless innings, giving up just two hits and striking out six. He only needed 86 pitches in the effort. This was his second strong outing in a row, as he looks to have finally settled into a grove. Gonzalez has been a victim of the long ball this season giving up five in seven starts after allowing only nine in 32 starts last year. However, he looks to be regaining the stellar form that won him 21 games in 2012. The buy-low window for Gonzalez is closing fast and may be long gone after his next start against the Padres. 2013-05-12 22:25:36 -0400

  • Gonzalez bounced back Sunday with six innings of two-run ball, during which he yielded five hits and two walks while tallying five strikeouts, in Washington's win at Pittsburgh. Gonzalez is coming off a stretch of four starts in which he allowed at least five runs on three occasions. Luckily, his third quality start of the year lowered his ERA below 5.00, as he attempts to replicate an overwhelmingly successful first season with the Nationals. Potential aid arrives next Sunday versus the Cubs, though Gonzalez only carries a 5.74 ERA against them, with 18 strikeouts in 15.2 career innings. 2013-05-06 03:50:50 -0400

  • Gonzalez rebounded from a couple of rough starts to hold the Reds to one run on one hit (a Joey Votto solo home run) over eight innings Thursday, walking two and striking out seven. While his 4.50 ERA isn't what his owners were hoping for, the rest of Gonzalez's numbers through five starts (1.14 WHIP, 27:13 K:BB ratio in 28 innings) are right on the mark and the wins will come as the Nationals' offense heats up. 2013-04-26 10:33:32 -0400

  • Gonzalez was charged with five earned runs on five hits and four walks and struck out five over 4.0 innings against the Mets on Saturday. The 27-year-old lefty didn't have his best stuff Saturday, but he managed to avoid a loss after the Nats took the lead in the top of the fifth inning and the bullpen held the Mets to one run over the final five frames. Washington came out on top, 7-6. Gonzalez has now allowed 12 earned runs in his last two starts (9.0 innings), and things don't get much easier in his next start Thursday against the Reds, but at least he gets them at home. 2013-04-20 20:20:24 -0400

  • Gonzalez only made it five innings Tuesday, but he surrendered just one run on four hits and two walks, while striking out seven White Sox. He needed 99 pitches to get through five innings, and Craig Stammen ended up notching the win out of the bullpen. Still, Gonzalez has gotten off to an excellent start, minus the fact that he has yet to pitch into the seventh inning in either of his first two outings. Look for him to rack up plenty of strikeouts courtesy of the free-swinging bats of the Braves in his next start Sunday. 2013-04-09 23:20:55 -0400

  • Gonzalez struck out five and walked two while holding the Marlins to two hits over six shutout innings to win his first start of the season Wednesday. In addition to pitching well, Gonzalez hit a solo homer in the fifth inning off Marlins starter Kevin Slowey. Gonzalez threw 55 of his 91 pitches for strikes Wednesday before handing his lead off to the Nats' bullpen to complete the shutout. Gonzalez is scheduled to face the White Sox at home in his next start Tuesday. 2013-04-03 22:34:56 -0400

  • Gonzalez struck out seven over four innings Thursday in his final spring appearance. He was facing a lineup of mostly minor leaguers, but even so Gonzalez looks to be ready for the regular season. He'll slot in behind Stephen Strasburg as the Nats' number two starter and look to build on a very strong 2012 campaign. 2013-03-29 10:03:44 -0400

  • Gonzalez threw six strong innings Saturday, giving up one run on four hits and a walk while striking out three. It's a tiny bit worrying that his strikeout numbers are down this spring (just nine, against four walks, in 14 innings, when he K'ed 53 batters in 47.1 innings the previous two springs combined) but without any indication of an injury or other issue that's not enough to drop him down your draft board. Gonzalez should get one more spring outing before Opening Day. 2013-03-24 11:23:52 -0400

  • Gonzalez threw six innings and 87 pitches against Nationals minor leaguers in an intrasquad game Monday, striking out nine, the Washington Post reports. The club gave him an extra day's rest after his work with Team USA during the WBC, but Gonzalez should slide into the regular rotation in his next outing. It looks like all systems go for the Nats' number two starter. 2013-03-19 07:52:56 -0400

  • Gonzalez struck out five over five scoreless innings as Team USA crushed Puerto Rico 7-1 in Tuesday's WBC action. He needed just 69 pitches, which is a good sign for a pitcher who needs to work on his efficiency and learn to last deeper into his starts. Gonzalez seems poised for another excellent season. 2013-03-13 09:59:27 -0400

  • In his last appearance before joining Team USA at the World Baseball Classic, Gonzalez tossed three shutout innings on Thursday, giving up three hits and striking out three with one walk. His first turn for Team USA will come on March 12. Gonzalez takes a 2.25 spring ERA and 6:3 K:BB ratio through eight innings into WBC action, and with the Biogenesis furor all but behind him he should be focused and ready once Opening day rolls around. 2013-03-08 09:58:53 -0500

  • Gonzalez, who took blood and urine tests two days after a report linked him to Biogenesis of America founder Anthony Bosch, said Friday that he's received word that those tests were negative, MLB.com reports. Apparently Gonzalez did not receive any substances from Bosch that are banned by Major League Baseball. The left-hander said he's heard from the Players Association that the tests he submitted were negative, and that he's looking forward to the start of the 2013 season. It's good news, but he probably won't be completely in the clear until MLB has completed its investigation. 2013-02-22 20:30:05 -0500

  • Gonzalez says he hasn't spoken to MLB yet regarding the league's investigation into the Biogenesis clinic, the Washington Post reports. "I'm going to be honest with you guys, I haven't heard anything yet officially from MLB," Gonzalez said to a group of reporters. "I do plan on sitting down and cooperating with them. I want to get this all done already, before the season starts. This is all new to me, guys. I do look plan on getting ready. Looking forward to spring training. I feel confident this is going to come out good." Based on the evidence that's been made public so far, it's looking likely that Gonzalez will avoid any sort of suspension from the league, so fantasy owners shouldn't feel like they need to discount his price tag at the draft table. That said, if he was using and has since stopped, it could potentially have an effect on his performance this year. 2013-02-21 08:58:38 -0500

  • Gonzalez, previously named on a list of players receiving performance-enhancing drugs from Miami clinic Biogenesis, was identified as the only client of physician Anthony Bosch who did not receive substances banned by Major League Baseball, ESPN.com's T.J. Quinn and Mike Fish reports. An independent source said that Gonzalez received $1,000 worth of glutathione, intramuscular shots, and amino acids, none of which violate MLB's drug policy. The report would seem to bolster Gonzalez's case to avoid a suspension, but the fact that the previously named players and the five new Bosch clients revealed in the ESPN report remain implicated suggests Gonzalez will still be under intense scrutiny while the league investigates. At the very least, Gonzalez would seem to have the legitimate grounds to appeal a suspension should Major League Baseball impose one upon him. 2013-02-19 20:45:13 -0500

  • Gonzalez will make three spring training starts with the Nationals before joining Team USA's roster for the second round of the World Baseball Classic, Joey Nowak of MLB.com reports. There's shockingly no guarantee that Team USA makes it to the second round, given that only two teams will advance out of their group and they have to contend with relatively strong Mexican and Canadian rosters, but assuming there's no disaster Gonzalez will join the rotation in Miami in mid-March. 2013-02-18 14:51:55 -0500

  • Gonzalez will participate in the World Baseball Classic, the official twitter of USA Baseball reports. PED scandal or not, Team USA is likely glad to have a pitcher of Gio's caliber. He and R.A. Dickey look to be the aces of a rotation that currently includes Kris Medlen, Derek Holland, and Ryan Vogelsong. The Nationals and fantasy owners may be concerned about the extra workload, especially since Gonzalez has tossed almost exactly 200 innings in each of the past three seasons. 2013-02-09 16:33:22 -0500

  • A new round of records released from the files of Miami clinic Biogenesis link Gonzalez to a synthetic testosterone known as "pink cream," the Miami New Times reports. To be fair, the hand-written notes from clinic chief Anthony Bosch don't indicate that Gonzalez was provided with the testosterone but instead appear to be comparing Gonzalez's stats through his first three starts of 2012 to another unidentified player on the same page as a formula for "pink cream." Gonzalez's owners and Nats fans have to be hoping that Bosch was just contemplating a trade for his fantasy team, but they should start preparing themselves for a possible suspension. 2013-02-02 10:26:22 -0500

  • It's not yet clear whether any of the supplements linked to Gonzalez by the notes of Biogenesis chief Anthony Bosch are actually banned by MLB, the Washington Post reports. Bosch's notes indicated that he provided Gonzalez with 'Zinc/MIC... and Aminorip', and although there's some confusion as to what 'MIC' might refer to zinc is just a common dietary supplement, and neither Aminorip nor any of its ingredients are on the banned list. There will be more to this story as the investigations continue, but as yet there's no apparent evidence linking Gonzalez to PED use. 2013-01-30 08:56:59 -0500

  • Gonzalez is on a list of players that were reportedly supplied performance-enhancing drugs by a Miami clinic, the Miami New Times reports. However, Gonzalez's father, Max, is also listed in the records and denies his son purchased performance-enhancing drugs. "My son works very, very hard, and he's as clean as apple pie," he said. Gonzalez's name appears five times in the records of the firm's chief, Anthony Bosch, including an order for Aminorip (a muscle-building protein). However, Gonzalez's name also appears in conjunction with his father, so it's unclear what, if any, orders were made for the pitcher. It's not clear if MLB will investigate Gonzalez and any investigation may take considerable time, but Gonzalez has some risk of a suspension in 2013 if it turns out his purchases included banned PEDs. 2013-01-29 11:03:51 -0500

  • Gonzalez allowed two runs on just one hit, however he walked seven while striking out five over five innings of a 3-2 Nationals win over St.Louis on Sunday afternoon. He threw 110 pitches (only 59 for strikes) but managed to wiggle out of jams and keep his team in the game. He was on the hook for the loss, before the Nats tallied two runs in the eighth to notch a come-from-behind win. Gonzalez finished the season 21-8 with a 2.89 ERA, and while command is not always the focus of his game, this outing was a bit of an anomaly for one of the favorites to claim the NL Cy Young award. 2012-10-07 19:03:35 -0400

  • Gonzalez, who will start Game 1 of the NLDS for the Nationals, finished his first regular season in Washington with a 21-8 record, 2.89 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 207:76 K:BB ratio in 199.1 innings. Were it not for RA Dickey, Gonzalez would be the odds-on favorite for the Cy Young. He shaved more than half a walk off his BB/9 rate in 2012 to a career-best 3.43, and while it'll be tough for him to repeat that win total next year if he continues to harness his control there's no reason to think he can't match or even top the rest of his line. Stephen Strasburg still dominates the headlines, but Gonzalez has emerged as just as legitimate an ace as his rotation-mate. 2012-10-06 15:59:34 -0400

  • With the Nationals having clinched the NL East, Gonzalez will not make his scheduled start Tuesday, Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports. Gonzalez is not injured, but the Nationals would prefer to save him, likely to start their playoff opener. Tom Gorzelanny will get the start Tuesday in Gonzalez's place. 2012-10-02 10:47:39 -0400

  • Gonzalez's last start of the season Tuesday could be cut short if the Nationals clinch the NL East on Monday, the Washington Post reports. Nats manager Davey Johnson wants to use Gonzalez as his top starter in the playoffs, but if Washington doesn't outduel Cincinnati for the top seed in the NL, Gonzalez could end up pitching on short rest in Game One of the first round. Depending on how things play out Monday, a short outing for Gonzalez on Tuesday could end up being Johnson's safest move to both keep him on his regular schedule and as fresh as possible for the postseason. 2012-10-01 10:44:14 -0400

  • Gonzalez delivered a quality start Thursday to earn his 21st win of the season. He allowed three runs and six hits, striking out six in six innings. Gonzalez leads the majors with 21 wins and has struck out 207 batters in 199.1 innings. In his first season in the National League, Gonzalez is a strong candidate for the Cy Young award. 2012-09-27 22:33:27 -0400

  • Gonzalez allowed two runs (both unearned) over seven innings against the Brewers on Saturday to pick up his 20th win of the season. Gonzalez struck out five batters and only allowed three hits and a walk. The performance dropped his ERA to 2.84, and he looks like a strong Cy Young candidate. 2012-09-22 17:37:25 -0400

  • Gonzalez allowed two runs on four hits, walking four and striking out five over five innings of a 5-1 loss to Atlanta on Sunday night. He was shooting for his 20th win of the year, but he struggled with his command, needing 110 pitches (67 for strikes) to cover the five innings. His spectacular season (19-8 with a 2.95 ERA) is a big piece of the Nationals' success, story, and he will try again for number 20 when he takes on the Brewers at home in his next outing. 2012-09-16 23:52:16 -0400

  • Gonzalez recorded another win Monday against the Mets as he pitched six innings and allowed one run, three hits and five walks to go along with six strikeouts. Gonzalez lacked control Monday, but was able to limit the damage and improve his record to 19-7 for the season. Barring an injury, it looks very likely that he will win at least 20 games in a season for the first time in his career. 2012-09-10 22:14:11 -0400

  • Gonzalez (18-7) dominated the Cubs on Wednesday, striking out nine while allowing just three hits and no walks over seven shutout innings. The Nats helped Gio out by hitting six homers -- five more than he needed. He's fired 16 consecutive innings of shutout ball and remains tied with R.A. Dickey for the National League's wins lead. 2012-09-05 22:52:17 -0400

  • Gonzalez was magnificent Friday night, tossing a complete game, five-hit shutout against the Cardinals as the Nationals rolled to a 10-0 win. He walked three, and struck out eight in running his record to 17-7, and dropping his ERA to a very attractive 3.10 on the season. He'll face the Cubs at home in his next start. 2012-08-31 22:53:36 -0400

  • Gonzalez allowed three runs over six innings and was the losing pitcher Saturday against the Phillies. He gave up five hits while walking two and striking out seven. Saturday's loss breaks his streak of three consecutive starts with a win as he was edged out by Roy Halladay. Overall it has been a very good season for Gonzalez, who owns a 16-7 record to go along with a 3.28 ERA and 168 strikeouts. 2012-08-25 23:11:50 -0400

  • Gonzalez tallied his 16th victory of the season Sunday, setting a record for most wins in a season since the Nationals moved to Washington in 2005. Gonzalez lasted but 5.2 innings, yielding a single run on seven hits and two walks while striking out three in a 5-2 win over the Mets. Meanwhile, Sunday's tilt marked the first time in six starts that he didn't make it through six frames, though few can complain about the outcome. His next nod on the slate occurs Saturday at Philadelphia, where he tossed six shutout innings with nine strikeouts on May 21 in his only career appearance. 2012-08-20 09:18:49 -0400

  • Gonzalez easily won his 15th game of the season Monday thanks to a 14-run barrage by the Nationals offense as he allowed two runs on six hits and two walks over 6.2 innings, striking out four. He actually took a shutout into the seventh inning, but with a massive lead manager Davey Johnson gave him a quick hook as soon as he ran into any trouble. Gonzalez has now won at least 15 games for the third straight season. 2012-08-14 10:22:33 -0400

  • Gonzalez allowed three runs and went the distance Wednesday in Houston to pick up his 14th win of the year. He also provided half of the team's offense with a two-run homer. Gonzalez has now thrown 17 innings over his last two starts after not making it through more than 7 in any previous start this season. With all the talk about Stephen Starsburg's innings limit, nobody has paid much attention to Washington's cautious handling of Gonzalez. It's fairly common for the Nationals to take him out after less than 100 pitches even when he is throwing well. 2012-08-08 23:34:33 -0400

  • Gonzalez saw his record drop to 13-6 as he allowed four runs on nine hits, walking none and striking out 10 over eight innings of a 5-2 loss to Miami on Friday night. He was locked in a pitcher's duel with the Marlins' Josh Johnson until Miami hung a three-spot on him in the sixth inning. With the 13 wins, and a 3.34 ERA, he has been excellent for Washington all year, and should be a solid play against the light-hitting Astros in Houston next time out. 2012-08-04 01:22:38 -0400

  • Gonzalez earned his 13th win of the season Tuesday, yielding one run (none earned) on two hits and two walks over seven crisp innings, as the Nationals took care of the Mets. Gonzalez is now tied with Tuesday's opponent, R.A. Dickey, for the NL lead in victories. In his longest outing since May 27, Gonzalez tallied four strikeouts and retired 11 batters in a row at one point. He doesn't appear close to matching his early season success, though, with just a 4.31 ERA, 1.296 WHIP, and 54:22 K:BB ratio in 56.1 innings since June 1. Gonzalez will attempt to stem the tide Sunday at Milwaukee. 2012-07-25 04:18:29 -0400

  • Gonzalez got smacked around by the Mets on Thursday, allowing six runs on six hits and three walks in just 3.1 innings. He struck out two. Over his last five starts he's looked like anything but an All-Star, posting a 5.81 ERA in 26.1 innings, but his 28:11 K:BB ratio over that stretch is still outstanding so there's no reason for his owners to become too concerned. 2012-07-20 10:28:09 -0400

  • Gonzalez allowed two runs on five hits over six innings but dropped a 2-1 decision to Miami on Saturday night. He did not walk a batter and struck out nine. Certainly good enough to deserve a win, but his record falls to 12-4 on the year. Gonzalez has been a huge part of the Nationals grabbing the top spot in the NL East, and will try again for his 13th win when he faces the Mets at home in his next start. 2012-07-14 22:00:10 -0400

  • Gonzalez will get the nod for the Nationals on Saturday. The post-All Star rotation for Washington will go Jordan Zimmermann, Gonzalez, Stephen Strasburg, Edwin Jackson and Ross Detwiler. 2012-07-13 12:27:06 -0400

  • Gonzalez tossed six innings of one-run ball Saturday to post the win over Colorado. He allowed three hits and three walks while striking out six. This was perhaps the best start in nearly six weeks for Gonzalez. He's tied with R.A. Dickey for the major league lead in wins (12) and has fanned an impressive 118 batters in 101.2 innings. 2012-07-07 20:17:16 -0400

  • Gonzalez gave up four runs in back-to-back starts for the first time this season, but he received enough support Sunday in Atlanta to up his record to 11-3. Gonzalez scattered five hits -- including a three-run homer -- and four walks across five innings, but balanced that with four strikeouts of his own. He was won four of his last five outings, but his 4.60 ERA and 1.33 WHIP have left fantasy owners wanting more. Fortunately, his 8.59 K/9IP over that same span should suffice until he gets back on track. Gonzalez will look to do so Saturday against Colorado. 2012-07-02 03:11:12 -0400

  • Gonzalez moved to 10-3 Tuesday against Colorado, allowing five runs (four earned) on eight hits over six innings. Gonzalez struck out seven against one walk but allowed two home runs. Coors Field has shown that it can get to even the best of pitchers as both Gonzalez and Stephen Strasburg have given up at least three runs in the first two games of the series. 2012-06-27 09:33:45 -0400

  • Gonzalez picked up his ninth win of the season with six effective innings against Tampa Bay on Thursday. He allowed two runs and seven hits with four strikeouts and a pair of walks. Gonzalez allowed a bunch of baserunners, but pitched well enough to grab the win. He's been striking out batters at a very high clip (101 Ks in 84.2 innings), although his four punchouts Thursday represented a season low. 2012-06-21 22:49:37 -0400

  • Gonzalez allowed three runs on five hits, walking two and striking out eight over six innings of a 7-2 loss to the Yankees on Friday night. He was locked in a pitcher's duel with Yankees starter Phil Hughes before running into trouble in the seventh inning. He departed, and Brad Lidge opened the flood gates in a four-run inning. Gonzalez has been spectacular in compiling an 8-3 record and a 2.52 ERA and will attempt to get back in the win column in his next start at home against Tampa Bay. 2012-06-15 23:19:48 -0400

  • Gonzalez held the Red Sox to two runs on three hits over 6.1 innings Saturday to pick up his eighth win of the season. After averaging 7.9 K's per start in his first 10 outings, Gonzalez has only struck out five in each of his last two outings. He still boasts an impressive 1.00 WHIP through 72.2 innings. 2012-06-09 22:36:56 -0400

  • Gonzalez was named the NL Pitcher of the Month for May. He won all five of his starts on the month, with a 2.31 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and outstanding 45:13 K:BB ratio in 32 innings. 2012-06-04 11:51:27 -0400

  • Gonzalez allowed three runs on seven hits and three walks in just 4.2 innings Sunday against the Braves, taking just his second loss. Gonzalez still racked up five strikeouts, but he was struggling with both control and command all game. He's been as walk-prone as ever this year (10.3% of batters faced as opposed to 11.2% career) and he's rarely paid for it until Sunday. 2012-06-03 20:23:51 -0400

  • Gonzalez will get the start Sunday instead of Saturday due to Friday's rainout. In a daily format, look elsewhere for pitching on Saturday. 2012-06-02 11:22:08 -0400

  • Gonzalez again amazed, throwing seven solid innings in Washington's sweep of Atlanta. He allowed two runs on one hit and three walks, and matched a season-high with 10 strikeouts. Gonzalez's ERA actually rose slightly, but still sits at a tremendous 2.04 this season. He has won five decisions in a row, and seven of his last eight, after earning no-decisions in his first two starts with the Nationals. Since he is showing no signs of letting up, Gonzalez should continue to be one of the top pitching options in all of fantasy. 2012-05-28 09:51:09 -0400

  • Gonzalez earned a win Monday as the Nationals defeated the Phillies, 2-1. He pitched six scoreless innings and allowed three hits and three walks to go along with nine strikeouts. Gonzalez has won four starts in a row and already has six wins this season. Not only does he have a sparkling 1.98 ERA and 0.99 WHIP, but he has recorded 69 strikeouts in 54.2 innings pitched. Changing to the National League has provided a big boost to Gonzalez's fantasy value and he should continue to be an excellent option for the rest of the season. 2012-05-21 22:02:25 -0400

  • Gonzalez (5-1) struck out 10 over seven innings Wednesday against Pittsburgh, allowing three runs on four hits and two walks. One mistake to Josh Harrison turned a spectacular start into a merely excellent one, as Harrison's two-run jack accounted for the majority of the damage against Gio in this one. He's been everything you can ask for and more so far this year, and he's red-hot in the win column, coming away victorious in five of six starts. 2012-05-17 04:55:07 -0400

  • Gonzalez was not allowed to swing the bat during his at-bats Friday because of some soreness in his non-pitching hand, the Washington Times reports. It does not sound like the injury will affect Gonzalez at the mound much, and he was still able to K nine in Friday's start against the Reds. The only effect it could have is manager Davey Johnson may be more apt to pull Gonzalez for a pinch batter in a run-hungry situation. 2012-05-12 19:12:13 -0400

  • Gonzalez's control slipped a bit Friday but he still picked up his fourth win of the season, allowing two runs on five hits and four walks over five innings, while striking out nine. Through seven starts, Gonzalez has been more than worth the rich haul of prospects that the Nationals sent to the A's in exchange for his services, posting a 1.94 ERA to go with an eye-popping 10.80 K/9 and 2.94 K/BB ratios in 41.2 innings. 2012-05-12 12:16:47 -0400

  • Gonzalez picked up his third win of the season Saturday after holding the Phillies to one run on four hits over seven innings Saturday. He struck out seven and walked one, and Gonzalez has cruised through five starts after giving up four runs on seven hits over 3.2 innings in his first start with the Nationals on April 7. If he continues to limit the number of walks, Gonzalez could take a big step forward following his move to the National League. 2012-05-05 16:07:26 -0400

  • Gonzalez improved to 2-0 on the back of six shutout innings Tuesday against San Diego, striking out six and allowing just four baserunners. The National League so far has been the perfect cure for Gonzalez's walk issues. After walking at least 90 batters the last two seasons, Gonzalez has walked just seven batters in his first four starts, putting him on pace for just under 60 over a full season. If he maintains this level of control, he has a good shot of maintaining or even improving on his excellent ERAs from his time in Oakland. 2012-04-25 03:24:05 -0400

  • Due to Sunday's postponement, Gonzalez will start Tuesday's game against the Padres, William Ladson of MLB.com reports. The rotation will be pushed back a day. Gonzalez has been pretty brilliant lately after a rough first outing. He's allowed four combined hits and no earned runs over his last two outings (14 innings). 2012-04-22 12:30:00 -0400

  • Sunday's game against the Marlins, which Gonzalez was slated to start, has been postponed due to inclement weather, the Nationals' official site reports. No word yet on how the postponement will affect the Nats' rotation, but the team has a scheduled off day on Monday, as well. 2012-04-22 10:18:32 -0400

  • Gonzalez shut down the Astros for seven innings Monday, picking up the win on the back of a seven-inning shutout performance including eight strikeouts and just two walks. Gonzalez has been extremely solid in his first two starts at Nationals Park, recording 14 scoreless innings. It's early, but just five walks in Gonzalez's first 17.2 innings is a great sign after he walked over 90 batters each of the past two seasons. 2012-04-17 21:49:45 -0400

  • Gonzalez struck out seven and did not walk a batter while giving up just two hits over seven shutout innings in a win over Cincinnati on Thursday. He bounced back in a big way from a disappointing debut last week against the Cubs. Gonzalez had much better control in Thursday's start, throwing 64 of his 97 pitches for strikes and getting twice as many groundballs as flyballs in the outing. 2012-04-12 17:09:57 -0400

GAME RESULT DEC IP H R ER HR BB SO FP
Apr 18 W 3-1 Cardinals W 7 4 1 1 0 1 7 34.0
Apr 13 L 2-10 @ Braves L 6 9 6 6 2 4 6 5.0
Apr 08 W 5-0 Marlins W 6 3 0 0 0 2 5 29.0
Apr 02 W 5-1 @ Mets W 6 3 1 1 0 1 6 30.0
YEAR TEAM GP GS IP H ER HR BB SO W L SV BLSV WHIP ERA FP
2011 Athletics 32 32 202 175 70 17 91 197 16 12 0 0 1.32 3.73 690.0
2012 Nationals 33 32 199 151 65 9 76 208 21 8 0 0 1.14 2.93 784.0
2013 Nationals 32 32 195 169 73 17 76 192 11 8 0 0 1.25 3.36 646.0
2014 Projected* 31 31 192 163 68 15 69 187 15 10 0 0 1.21 3.18 672.0
2014 Nationals 4 4 25 19 8 2 8 24 3 1 0 0 1.08 2.88 98.0
TOTAL - 101 100 621.4 514 216 45 251 621 51 29 0 0 1.23 3.13 2,218.0