Once again, Crew strikes early off Nats starter

Facing Max Scherzer and Gio Gonzalez in the first two games of their series against the Nationals at Miller Park this weekend, the Brewers knew they had their work cut out for them. Nobody would have faulted the Milwaukee hitters for struggling to produce runs, as most offenses have done against the two starters that both rank in the top 10 in the Majors in wins since 2010.
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Brewers build big lead, hang on to edge Nats

The Brewers jumped on Gio Gonzalez for six runs in the first three innings Saturday, and the Nationals' comeback fell just short as Milwaukee handed Washington its seventh consecutive loss, 6-5, on Negro League Tribute Day at Miller Park.
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Can Gio Gonzalez snap the Nationals' six-game skid?

Caught in their worst swoon of the season, the Nationals will turn to Gio Gonzalez to lead them out of a six-game losing skid. He will take the mound Saturday in Milwaukee against Matt Garza.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
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Gio Gonzalez starts as Nats continue series against Cubs

Nats (40-24) vs. Cub (43-19) at Nationals ParkThe Nationals aim to make it two straight wins against the Cubs and five straight overall as they
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One "crooked number inning" dooms Gonzalez; Werth and Turner shine - Byron Kerr

CINCINNATI - The second inning was the one bad inning for Gio Gonzalez this time around. The Reds scored four runs on six hits in the second Friday night en route to a 7-2 victory over the Nationals to open their three-game set at the Great American Ball Park. It ... Read More
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Reds get to Gonzalez with second-inning barrage (Nats down 5-0) - Byron Kerr

CINCINNATI - Left-hander Gio Gonzalez has struggled his last two starts, allowing 13 combined runs in back-to-back losses. Gonzalez worked through bottom of the first unscathed. It was the 31st consecutive first inning he had not allowed a run. But in the second inning with no one out, the Reds ... Read More
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The Gio Gonzalez Debacle: Examining Command vs. Control

Gio Gonzalez came out punching to start the 2016 season. Through his first seven starts, he was on the ERA leaderboard with a 1.93 ERA. His 3.00 FIP and 4.18 xFIP over those seven games, though, indicated that he was unlikely to maintain that stellar ERA. Sure enough, regression hit hard and Gio came crashing back to earth with two back-to-back disastrous starts. After giving up...
Via The Nats Blog
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Gio Gonzalez cuts his hair, the perils of Citizens Bank Park, and Dusty Baker on Memorial Day

Like teams around Major League Baseball, the Washington Nationals will wear special uniforms for their Memorial Day game against the Phillies — camouflage caps and gray jerseys with camouflage pattern in the numbers and accents. The caps earned rave reviews from several Nationals, many of whom wore them to batting practice instead of their usual […]
Via Nationals Journal
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Gio Gonzalez Roughed Up, Mets Take Series Opener

WASHINGTON — Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez felt as though nothing he threw had anything behind it, and the New York Mets took advantage. Gonzalez was roughed up for seven runs and 10 hits in five innings as Washington lost to the Mets 7-1 Monday night in the series opener between the top two teams in the NL East. The left-hander’s worst outing of the season came in his first...
May 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Gio Gonzalez offers another quote loaded with unintended sexual innuendo

Washington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez apparently can turn an unintentionally hilarious phrase as well as he can spin a curveball. Gonzalez, obviously somewhat misrepresenting the message he was trying to articulate, explained his bullpen session on Monday as follows: “I climaxed in the bullpen,” Gonzalez said, per a tweet from MASN Sports’ Chris Johnson. “I...Read More...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

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