Gio Gonzalez
American baseball player
Gio Gonzalez
Giovany Albino "Gio" González is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball. Prior to pitching for the Nationals, he played for the Oakland Athletics. He is of Cuban descent.
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No surprise: Nationals will start Tanner Roark in Game 2 vs. Dodgers, Gio Gonzalez in Game 3
LATimes - 5 months
In the end, Dusty Baker owned up to his gamesmanship. The Washington Nationals announced Friday that Tanner Roark would start Game 2 of the National League division series, followed by Gio Gonzalez in Game 3. Baker had insisted Thursday that the Nationals had remained undecided, a week after knowing...
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Nats' Gonzalez has worst outing of season in loss to Mets
Fox News - 9 months
WASHINGTON (AP) Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez felt as though nothing he threw had anything behind it, and the New York Mets took advantage.
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Gonzalez Goes 2 Scoreless Innings; Nats Lose to Marlins 5-4
NYTimes - 12 months
Washington Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez has made a good impression so far on his new manager, Dusty Baker, and that includes Friday's game against Miami.
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National League Game Capsules
Fox News - almost 2 years
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Bryce Harper smacked a go-ahead two-run homer in the sixth inning and added a three-run shot in the eighth as the Washington Nationals defeated the Atlanta Braves 9-2 in the opener of a three- game set. Harper has slugged five homers in his last two games, coming off a three-homer night Wednesday against the Miami Marlins. Danny Espinosa also hit a pair of homers for the Nationals, who have won five of their last six games. Gio Gonzalez (3-2) struck out eight and allowed two runs on five hits and a walk over seven innings. Jayson Werth added a solo shot in the triumph. Freddie Freeman ripped a pair of doubles and drove in a run for Atlanta, which had won four of its last six games coming in. Eric Stults (1-3) fanned seven, but surrendered three runs on seven hits over six frames.
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Gonzalez Outpitches Niese as Nationals Edge Mets 1-0
NYTimes - almost 2 years
Gio Gonzalez struck out nine in seven crisp innings on one of his favorite mounds, outpitching Jonathon Niese to lead the Washington Nationals over the New York Mets 1-0 Saturday night.
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Gonzalez seeks to solve Mets at Citi Field
Fox News - almost 2 years
(SportsNetwork.com) - Washington lefty Gio Gonzalez aims to continue his success at Citi Field, a place in which the home team has had tremendous success this season.Gonzalez will be on the mound Saturday night when the Nationals face the New York Mets in the second installment of a three-game series
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National League Game Capsules
Fox News - almost 2 years
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Yunel Escobar smacked a walk-off solo homer in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift the Washington Nationals to a 2-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a three-game set. The Cardinals sent the game into extras following Matt Holliday's RBI single in the ninth, but Escobar crushed a Carlos Villanueva (1-1) first-pitch fastball into the bullpen in left center to end it. The Nationals have won five of their last six games. Ryan Zimmerman and Denard Span each had two hits, while starter Gio Gonzalez tossed six scoreless innings despite allowing eight hits and four walks. Aaron Barrett (2-0) fired a scoreless 10th to earn the win. Holliday finished 4-for-4 for the Cardinals, who had a five-game winning streak snapped.
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Nationals confirm seven-year Scherzer deal
Yahoo News - about 2 years
Max Scherzer was unveiled Wednesday as the newest addition to the Washington Nationals' pitching rotation, giving the Major League Baseball squad new hope in bidding for a World Series title. The Nationals confirmed a seven-year deal worth $210 million for the 30-year-old right-hander, who is 91-50 with a 3.58 earned-run average over 207 games, all but nine in a starting role. Scherzer went 18-5 last year. The Nationals already had the lowest earned-run average among starting rotations in the major leagues last season at 3.04 and will add Scherzer to a powerful starting lineup including Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann, Gio Gonzalez and Doug Fister.
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Tigers, Nationals Trade: Doug Fister Leaving Detroit In Exchange For Three Players
Huffington Post Sports - about 3 years
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers traded right-hander Doug Fister to the Washington Nationals for three players Monday night, opening a spot in their rotation and perhaps saving some money to keep Max Scherzer beyond next season. Detroit received infielder Steve Lombardozzi, minor league lefty Robbie Ray and reliever Ian Krol for Fister, a 14-game winner for the AL Central champions. "We are excited to be adding three solid players to the organization," Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski said in a statement. "Robbie is a premium pitching prospect, Ian adds a quality left-handed young arm for the bullpen and Steve provides our ballclub with versatility in several roles as a switch-hitting utility man. "This affords us the opportunity to move the left-handed arm of Drew Smyly into the starting rotation where we are confident he will do well," the statement said. It also might help the franchise afford to give Scherzer, the AL Cy Young Award winner, a new contrac ...
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Nationals target desert sweep of D'backs
Fox News - over 3 years
Rookie right-hander Tanner Roark gets a fill-in start to close out his inaugural taste of the big leagues on Sunday when the Washington Nationals visit Chase Field to close out a three-game season-ending series with the Arizona Diamondbacks.The 26-year-old gets the call in place of starter Gio Gonzalez, who was shut down for the season after the Nationals won Saturday and guaranteed that manager Davey Johnson would end the season at 300 games above .500 for his career
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Nationals' Gio Gonzalez pitches one-hitter
LATimes - over 3 years
Washington beats the New York Mets, 9-0, and hits five home runs. NEW YORK — Gio Gonzalez was inches from a no-hitter and the Washington Nationals hit five home runs Monday night, including long balls by their first two batters, in a 9-0 rout of the New York Mets.     
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Marlins take their chances against Gonzalez in D.C.
Fox News - over 3 years
Florida-born lefty Gio Gonzalez makes his fifth career start against his hometown team on Thursday night when the Washington Nationals host the Miami Marlins in the finale of their three-game set at Nationals Park.A 28-year-old, Gonzalez was born in the Miami suburb of Hialeah and began his pro career in 2004 when he was drafted by the Chicago White Sox
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MLB probe clears Gio Gonzalez, Danny Valencia - Los Angeles Times
Google News - over 3 years
Los Angeles Times MLB probe clears Gio Gonzalez, Danny Valencia Los Angeles Times Lost in the news over the record 12 drug suspensions Major League Baseball handed out Monday was the fact five other players avoided penalties. The names of Washington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez and Baltimore Orioles infielder Danny Valencia ... Teammates, manager glad Gonzalez can officially put Biogenesis queries ...MASNsports.com Gio Gonzalez, Danny Valencia cleared in MLB drug investigationDelaware County Daily Times Nationals react to Gio Gonzalez being cleared by MLB in Biogenesis investigationWashington Post (blog) SI.com -Comcast SportsNet Washington -Federal Baseball all 18 news articles »
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American League Game Capsules
Fox News - over 3 years
Torii Hunter led the way in a Detroit Tigers' offensive onslaught against the Washington Nationals. Hunter finished a triple shy of the cycle while going 4-for-5 with three RBI in the Tigers' 11-1 rout at Comerica Park. Alex Avila clubbed a two-run homer and Ramon Santiago plated a pair with a double for the AL Central-leading Tigers, who swept this two-game interleague set and have won five straight and nine of their last 10 games overall. Detroit, playing without slugger Miguel Cabrera (abdominal strain), roughed up Washington starter Gio Gonzalez (7-4) to the tune of 10 runs and 11 hits in 3 1/3 innings. Gonzalez had given up just 15 earned runs over a 10-start stretch since his last loss on May 27. Justin Verlander (11-8) needed 103 pitches to get through six frames, but limited the Nationals to a first-inning run and four hits. However, he did walk five batters.
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Gonzalez bests Lee, Nationals down Phillies
Fox News - over 3 years
Gio Gonzalez outpitched Cliff Lee, as Washington used a healthy dose of the long ball to subdue Philadelphia, 5-1, in the third edition of a four-game set.
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Nationals Defeat Padres 8-5
NYTimes - over 3 years
Wilson Ramos drove in three runs, Gio Gonzalez won his third straight start and the Washington Nationals defeated the San Diego Padres 8-5 Friday night.     
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Nats knock around Wheeler, take series in New York
Fox News - over 3 years
Gio Gonzalez capped a solid June with another effective start and the Washington Nationals battered Zack Wheeler early and often in his Citi Field debut en route to a 13-2 thumping of the New York Mets.
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National League Game Capsules
Fox News - over 3 years
Adam LaRoche belted a three-run homer in the third inning, and the Washington Nationals held on for a 7-5 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks in the opener of a three-game series. Jayson Werth, Denard Span, and Ian Desmond contributed with an RBI apiece for the Nationals. Starter Gio Gonzalez (4-3) gave up two runs on nine hits and a walk in 6 1/3 innings while Rafael Soriano allowed one run in the ninth but notched his 20th save. Martin Prado had a solo homer, Miguel Montero had two RBI and Paul Goldschmidt went 3-for-5 and drove in one run for the Diamondbacks, who had a four-game winning streak snapped on Sunday against Cincinnati. Arizona starter Trevor Cahill (3-9) allowed all six runs on eights and two walks through five frames. He's lost five straight decisions.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Gio Gonzalez
    TWENTIES
  • 2012
    Age 26
    In 2012, Gonzalez created the GIO (Giving Individuals Opportunities) foundation, a charity to assist medical patients in need of financial support.
    More Details Hide Details He is also a comic book hobbyist.
    He finished the regular season with a major league best 21 wins, to go along with a 2.89 ERA and 207 strikeouts, winning the 2012 Warren Spahn Award as the best left-handed pitcher in the majors.
    More Details Hide Details Gonzalez throws four pitches: a four-seam fastball at 92 - 95 mph, a two-seam fastball at 91 - 95, a curveball at 78 - 82, and a changeup at 85–87 that is used against right-handed hitters. His curveball is used frequently when he is ahead in the count, especially against left-handers. Gonzalez's pitches have above-average whiff rates, with the curveball leading at 36% and the changeup close behind at 35%. His curve also has an outstanding ground ball/fly ball ratio at nearly 7:1. Gio says of his excellent curveball: My curveball is a blessing. My father taught it to me. He felt that it was a pitch he wanted me to learn, right on the side of the house, and it just ended up working. I never asked what the tricks were, or anything like that. He made it simple for me to use on my own form, and it works for me. I've never changed my grip since the day my dad showed me how to throw it. He taught me how to try to make it look exactly like a fastball.
    On August 8, 2012, Gonzalez hit his first career home run off Houston Astros pitcher Armando Galarraga and pitched his second career complete game.
    More Details Hide Details On August 31, Gonzalez pitched his first career shutout in a 10 - rout of the St. Louis Cardinals. When Gonzalez and the Nationals beat the Milwaukee Brewers on September 22, it moved his record to 20 - 8 and he became the first pitcher in the MLB to reach the 20-win mark on the season.
    When the 2012 MLB All-Star Game roster was announced on July 1, Gonzalez found himself on it for the second time in his career.
    More Details Hide Details Later that same day, he earned his 11th win on the season after the Nationals topped the Atlanta Braves, 8–4. Gonzalez would earn one more win in his last start before the All-Star break, pushing his record to 12–3 and lowering his ERA to 2.92, and in doing so, was tied for the most number of wins on the first half of the season. His win total tied a Nationals record set in 2005 by Livan Hernandez.
    Gonzalez set a Nationals record when he pitched 25 consecutive scoreless innings, that ended on April 29, 2012.
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    On January 15, 2012 Gonzalez signed a five-year extension worth $42 million through 2016 covering his arbitration-eligible years.
    More Details Hide Details The deal also includes club options for 2017 and 2018. Gonzalez became the first pitcher since 1918 to have three consecutive appearances in which he finished a start with at least six shutout innings and no more than two hits allowed.
  • 2011
    Age 25
    On December 23, 2011, Gonzalez was traded with Robert Gilliam to the Washington Nationals for Brad Peacock, Tom Milone, Derek Norris and A. J. Cole.
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    On the final day of the 2011 season, Gonzalez threw eleven strikeouts over eight shut-out innings against the Seattle Mariners to secure a career-high 16 wins for the season.
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    At the 2011 All-Star Game in Phoenix, AZ, Gonzalez was called out to the mound with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning and struck out the only batter he would face, Jay Bruce.
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    Gonzalez was selected to the 2011 MLB All-Star Game.
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  • 2009
    Age 23
    Following the 2009 spring training camp, he was returned to the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats.
    More Details Hide Details Gonzalez started the season throwing 6+ innings against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He allowed 2 runs on 6 hits, striking out 6 and walking 1 in the 10–4 win.
  • 2006
    Age 20
    In December 2006 he was traded back to the White Sox along with Gavin Floyd for Freddy Garcia.
    More Details Hide Details Gonzalez led the minor leagues with 185 strikeouts in 150 innings in. On January 3,, the White Sox traded Gonzalez along with fellow prospects Ryan Sweeney and Fautino De Los Santos for outfielder Nick Swisher to the Oakland Athletics. He was ranked the #1 prospect in the White Sox system at the time of the trade. Gonzalez was called up to the majors on August 5,, and made his debut on August 6.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2004
    Age 18
    He was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the first round of the 2004 Major League Baseball Draft.
    More Details Hide Details In, he was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies along with Aaron Rowand and Daniel Haigwood for slugger Jim Thome. While with the Phillies, Baseball America rated Gonzalez the number-2 prospect in their farm system behind Cole Hamels in.
    Gonzalez attended Hialeah High School in Hialeah, Florida, for the first three years of his high school career, where they won two state championships and nearly won a third. After his junior year, he transferred over to Monsignor Edward Pace High School in 2004.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1985
    Born
    Born on September 19, 1985.
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