Tue, 11 Mar 2014 07:16:47 -0700
Washington Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez struck out the first five Houston Astros he faced Monday, March 10, but gave up five straight base runners after that, including a two-run homer. Manager Matt Williams didn't sound concerned about the outing, and Gonzalez said his arm is at 100 percent.
Fantasy Tip: Just a rough patch, seemingly, for the southpaw.
Sat, 28 Sep 2013 11:13:45 -0700
Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson said SP Gio Gonzalez remains a possibility to start the final game of the regular season Sunday, Sept. 29, against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Mon, 23 Sep 2013 17:12:30 -0700
Washington Nationals SP Tanner Roark is likely making his final start of the regular season Monday, Sept. 23, barring any last-minute changes or injuries to the rotation for the end of the week. Manager Davey Johnson said Monday that the rotation for the final series against the Arizona Diamondbacks will consist of SPs Stephen Strasburg, Dan Haren and Gio Gonzalez.
Wed, 18 Sep 2013 21:50:29 -0700
Washington Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez will move up in the rotation to start Thursday, Sept. 19, with SP Stephen Strasburg (forearm) being pushed back to Saturday, Sept. 21.
Mon, 05 Aug 2013 12:46:19 -0700
Washington Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez was not among the disciplined players that received suspensions for their connections to the Biogenesis scandal. He was originally linked to the Florida clinic that gave performance-enhancing drugs to players. The league's investigation found "no violations of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program" by Gonzalez. Baltimore Orioles 3B Danny Valencia was another player that committed no violations.
Sat, 13 Jul 2013 17:45:57 -0700
Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg will receive the first start after the All-Star break and will be followed by SPs Gio Gonzalez, Jordan Zimmermann and Dan Haren. The team is hoping SP Ross Detwiler (back) will be able to make the fifth start but will use SP Taylor Jordan if Detwiler is not ready.
Tue, 04 Jun 2013 16:57:58 -0700
Washington Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez is unlikely to be suspended for his involvement with Biogenesis, a Miami-based clinic that reportedly handed out performance-enhancing drugs to major league players. Clinic owner Tony Bosch is expected to confirm through testimony that Gonzalez only received legal substances.
Fantasy Tip: The investigation and a current case to elicit suspensions for all players involved with Biogenesis will likely be a long, draw out process. Gonzalez appears to be in the clear either way, though.
Wed, 01 May 2013 12:11:07 -0700
Washington Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez gave up five runs and seven hits while walking a season-high five and striking out nine in just four innings to lose to the Atlanta Braves Tuesday, April 30. He has given up five or more runs in three of his six starts this year for an ERA of 5.34. He's gone only four innings in two of his starts. "It looked like he was going right after them," manager Davey Johnson said. "Obviously, he wasn't keeping the ball down and hitting his spots."
Tue, 23 Apr 2013 16:17:00 -0700
Washington Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez has allowed 12 earned runs, 12 hits and seven walks in his last nine innings over two starts against the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets, and he's struggled with high pitch counts in all four of his starts this year. Gonzalez thinks he is rushing his delivery and approach on the mound. "Speeding up the process and not taking my time," he said. He thinks his arm slot is dropping below his usual arm slot and as a result, his control has suffered. Gonzalez's velocity has also been down around one mph from last year, but the cold weather could be a factor in that.
Fantasy Tip: It's positive that Gonzalez has identified a reason for his high pitch counts early this season, and he's already started working on fixing his arm slot with Steve McCatty. Note these attempted fixes when he makes his next outing to see if anything changes.
Wed, 03 Apr 2013 21:01:58 -0700
Washington Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez (headache) developed a severe headache while warming up in the bullpen before his start Wednesday, April 3. He took some pills and had his right temple massaged by a trained, but he couldn't shake the pain. It didn't matter. He belted his second career homer, and he allowed just two hits and two walks with five strikeouts in six scoreless innings for the win.