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Gio González
4.57 11-11 171
Team: WashingtonHt / Wt: 6-0 / 207 NFBC ADP: 291.44
Position: SPBorn: 9/19/1985 Birthplace: Hialeah, Florida
Bats/Throws: R/L Draft: Supplemental Round by White Sox (2004)

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Nov. 3 11:35 AM PT12:35 PM MT1:35 PM CT2:35 PM ET14:35 ET18:35 GMT2:35 11:35 AM MST1:35 PM EST2:05 PM VEN22:35 UAE12:35 PM CT-The Washington Nationals have exercised their $12 million club option for Gonzalez's contract.
Analysis: The 31-year-old Gonzalez was 11-11 with a 4.57 ERA this season, throwing 177 1/3 innings in 32 starts. He has won at least 10 games in each of his five seasons with the Nationals, including a high of 21 in 2012.
Oct. 10 6:12 PM PT7:12 PM MT8:12 PM CT9:12 PM ET21:12 ET1:12 GMT9:12 6:12 PM MST8:12 PM EST8:42 PM VEN5:12 UAE (+1)8:12 PM CT-Gonzalez lasted 4 1/3 innings Monday, giving up three runs and four hits with four strikeouts and a walk as the Nationals beat the Dodgers 8-3 to take a 2-1 lead in their NL Division Series.
Analysis: The left-hander failed to get a decision for the fourth time in as many career playoff starts. He has a 3.93 ERA in those outings while not pitching past the fifth inning in any of them.
Sep. 29 9:28 PM PT10:28 PM MT11:28 PM CT12:28 AM ET0:28 ET4:28 GMT12:28 9:28 PM MST11:28 PM EST11:58 PM VEN8:28 UAE11:28 PM CT-In 3 2/3 innings Wednesday, Gonzalez allowed three runs and eight hits in a rain-shortened loss to Arizona.
Analysis: Projected to be Washington's No. 3 starter in the playoffs, Gonzalez needs to shape up after going 0-2 with an 8.31 ERA in his final three regular-season outings.
Sep. 17 2:56 PM PT3:56 PM MT4:56 PM CT5:56 PM ET17:56 ET21:56 GMT5:56 2:56 PM MST4:56 PM EST5:26 PM VEN1:56 UAE (+1)4:56 PM CT-Gonzalez (11-10) lasted only 4 1/3 innings Saturday against the Braves and was charged with six runs on nine hits in a 7-3 loss. The veteran left-hander struck out seven, walked none and hit two batters.
Analysis: Gonzalez fell to 1-1 with an 8.16 ERA in three September starts.
Sep. 12 9:05 AM PT10:05 AM MT11:05 AM CT12:05 PM ET12:05 ET16:05 GMT0:05 9:05 AM MST11:05 AM EST11:35 AM VEN20:05 UAE11:05 AM CT-Gonzalez shined Sunday, allowing just one run and four hits over seven innings in a 3-2 win over the Phillies.
Analysis: Gonzalez has given up three earned runs or less in six of his last eight starts. He's won his last five decisions and bounced back nicely after struggling his last time out against the Braves.
Sep. 7 7:05 AM PT8:05 AM MT9:05 AM CT10:05 AM ET10:05 ET14:05 GMT22:05 7:05 AM MST9:05 AM EST9:35 AM VEN18:05 UAE9:05 AM CT-Gonzalez came back to Earth on Tuesday, allowing six runs and eight hits in three innings in a 9-7 win over Atlanta.
Analysis: Gonzalez had been 6-1 with a 3.02 ERA over his previous 10 starts.
Aug. 27 9:03 PM PT10:03 PM MT11:03 PM CT12:03 AM ET0:03 ET4:03 GMT12:03 9:03 PM MST11:03 PM EST11:33 PM VEN8:03 UAE11:03 PM CT-Gonzalez earned his 100th career victory Friday night against the Rockies. He threw six innings and allowed two runs and four hits with one walk and five strikeouts.
Analysis: The left-hander is 5-1 with a 3.20 ERA in his last nine starts.
Aug. 5 6:49 PM PT7:49 PM MT8:49 PM CT9:49 PM ET21:49 ET1:49 GMT9:49 6:49 PM MST8:49 PM EST9:19 PM VEN5:49 UAE (+1)8:49 PM CT-Gonzalez pitched seven innings of two-hit ball as the Washington Nationals beat the San Francisco Giants 5-1 on Friday night in a matchup of first-place teams.
Analysis: In his last four starts, Gonzalez is 3-1 with a 2.03 ERA.
Aug. 1 9:28 AM PT10:28 AM MT11:28 AM CT12:28 PM ET12:28 ET16:28 GMT0:28 9:28 AM MST11:28 AM EST11:58 AM VEN20:28 UAE11:28 AM CT-Gonzalez pitched well again Sunday but took the loss against the Giants. The left-hander allowed one earned run over six innings.
Analysis: After posting a 7.66 ERA in his previous nine starts, Gonzalez has a 2.25 ERA in his last four outings.
July 26 8:24 PM PT9:24 PM MT10:24 PM CT11:24 PM ET23:24 ET3:24 GMT11:24 8:24 PM MST10:24 PM EST10:54 PM VEN7:24 UAE (+1)10:24 PM CT-Gonzalez yielded three runs - two earned - and five hits in six innings at Cleveland on Tuesday and took a no-decision.
Analysis: The left-hander has a 3.00 ERA in four starts this month after posting an 8.10 ERA in his previous eight outings.
July 20 7:36 PM PT8:36 PM MT9:36 PM CT10:36 PM ET22:36 ET2:36 GMT10:36 7:36 PM MST9:36 PM EST10:06 PM VEN6:36 UAE (+1)9:36 PM CT-Gonzalez allowed one run and three hits while striking out six over six innings in Wednesday's 8-1 win over the Dodgers.
Analysis: Gonzalez has gotten back on track in winning his last two starts. He had been 1-7 with a 7.66 ERA over his previous nine outings.
July 1 8:16 AM PT9:16 AM MT10:16 AM CT11:16 AM ET11:16 ET15:16 GMT23:16 8:16 AM MST10:16 AM EST10:46 AM VEN19:16 UAE10:16 AM CT-Gonzalez allowed four runs and four walks over six innings Thursday, but snapped a personal six-game losing streak in a 13-4 win over the Reds.
Analysis: Gonzalez has been 0-6 with an 8.44 ERA over his previous seven starts. He simply is not a fantasy option at this point.
June 25 5:03 PM PT6:03 PM MT7:03 PM CT8:03 PM ET20:03 ET0:03 GMT8:03 5:03 PM MST7:03 PM EST7:33 PM VEN4:03 UAE (+1)7:03 PM CT-Gonzalez's dismal season got even worse Saturday as he allowed six runs over a season-low three innings in a 6-5 loss at Milwaukee.
Analysis: Gonzalez is 0-6 with an 8.44 ERA in his last seven starts, recording his last win on May 2.
June 20 8:52 AM PT9:52 AM MT10:52 AM CT11:52 AM ET11:52 ET15:52 GMT23:52 8:52 AM MST10:52 AM EST11:22 AM VEN19:52 UAE10:52 AM CT-Gonzalez left after 5 1/3 innings and allowed with six runs (five earned), eight hits and four walks in the Nationals' 6-3 loss to the Padres on Sunday.
Analysis: He had three strikeouts and lost his fifth straight decision. ''It's very, very frustrating,'' Gonzalez said. ''All you can do is keep pushing forward. But I had pitches that I left up just enough where they got hits.''
June 10 12:26 PM PT1:26 PM MT2:26 PM CT3:26 PM ET15:26 ET19:26 GMT3:26 12:26 PM MST2:26 PM EST2:56 PM VEN23:26 UAE2:26 PM CT-Gonzalez allowed three runs and five hits while striking out 10 over seven innings in Thursday's 3-1 loss to the White Sox.
Analysis: Gonzalez pitched much better, though he still has an 8.34 ERA while dropping each of his last four starts. At least he has 31 strikeouts over that span.
June 4 1:35 PM PT2:35 PM MT3:35 PM CT4:35 PM ET16:35 ET20:35 GMT4:35 1:35 PM MST3:35 PM EST4:05 PM VEN0:35 UAE (+1)3:35 PM CT-Gonzalez's struggles continued Friday in a 7-2 loss to Cincinnati.
Analysis: Gonzalez (3-4, 3.94 ERA) gave up five runs in six innings in his third straight loss. He has a 10.34 ERA in those games.
May 29 8:54 AM PT9:54 AM MT10:54 AM CT11:54 AM ET11:54 ET15:54 GMT23:54 8:54 AM MST10:54 AM EST11:24 AM VEN19:54 UAE10:54 AM CT-Gonzalez was tagged for six runs in 4 2/3 innings in Saturday's loss to St. Louis, his second consecutive poor start.
Analysis: Gonzalez has been lit up for 13 runs and served up four homers in 9 2/3 innings over his past two outings - both losses. He had posted a stellar 1.86 ERA and allowed just three homers over his first eight starts.
May 24 3:14 PM PT4:14 PM MT5:14 PM CT6:14 PM ET18:14 ET22:14 GMT6:14 3:14 PM MST5:14 PM EST5:44 PM VEN2:14 UAE (+1)5:14 PM CT-Gonzalez had his worst performance of the season Monday in a 7-1 loss to the New York Mets.
Analysis: Gonzalez (3-2, 2.87 ERA) gave up seven runs and 10 hits in five innings. He had a 1.86 ERA in his first eight starts, including a 7-1 win over the Mets on May 18. Gonzalez had given up one earned run in 11 1/3 innings in his prior two games.
May 19 1:41 PM PT2:41 PM MT3:41 PM CT4:41 PM ET16:41 ET20:41 GMT4:41 1:41 PM MST3:41 PM EST4:11 PM VEN0:41 UAE (+1)3:41 PM CT-Gonzalez earned his first win in three starts Wednesday with a 7-1 victory over the New York Mets.
Analysis: Gonzalez (3-1, 1.86 ERA) gave up one run in 6 1/3 innings and has allowed one earned run or fewer in six of his eight outings this season.
May 8 11:52 AM PT12:52 PM MT1:52 PM CT2:52 PM ET14:52 ET18:52 GMT2:52 11:52 AM MST1:52 PM EST2:22 PM VEN22:52 UAE1:52 PM CT-Gonzalez wilted against the powerful Chicago Cubs lineup but did not get a decision in an 8-5 loss Saturday.
Analysis: Gonzalez was charged with five runs and seven hits in 5 2/3 innings. He was 2-1 with a 1.15 ERA in his first five starts.
May 3 11:56 AM PT12:56 PM MT1:56 PM CT2:56 PM ET14:56 ET18:56 GMT2:56 11:56 AM MST1:56 PM EST2:26 PM VEN22:56 UAE1:56 PM CT-Gonzalez was solid Monday.
Analysis: Gonzalez went just six innings, but he scattered four hits and a pair of walks in his latest smooth start. He's allowed only four earned runs combined in his first five outings.
Apr. 28 4:14 PM PT5:14 PM MT6:14 PM CT7:14 PM ET19:14 ET23:14 GMT7:14 4:14 PM MST6:14 PM EST6:44 PM VEN3:14 UAE (+1)6:14 PM CT-Gonzalez took his first loss of the season Wednesday night with a 3-0 defeat to Philadelphia.
Analysis: Gonzalez (1-1, 1.42 ERA) gave up two runs - one earned - in 6 1/3 innings. He's gotten one run of support or fewer in three of his four starts.
Apr. 18 3:22 PM PT4:22 PM MT5:22 PM CT6:22 PM ET18:22 ET22:22 GMT6:22 3:22 PM MST5:22 PM EST5:52 PM VEN2:22 UAE (+1)5:22 PM CT-Gonzalez threw seven strong innings on Sunday.
Analysis: He held the Phillies to one run and four hits while walking two and striking out eight.
Apr. 13 3:17 PM PT4:17 PM MT5:17 PM CT6:17 PM ET18:17 ET22:17 GMT6:17 3:17 PM MST5:17 PM EST5:47 PM VEN2:17 UAE (+1)5:17 PM CT-Gonzalez limited the Braves to three hits in six scoreless innings of Tuesday's 2-1 win but was stuck with a no-decision.
Analysis: Gonzalez was seeing action for the first time since a March 27 spring training exhibition. Dusty Baker said about Gonzalez: "He was very sharp. You wouldn't know that he had missed two weeks."

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