Nationals Journal: Gio Gonzalez


Posted at 10:50 PM ET, 03/10/2014

Gio Gonzalez’s up and down outing, Rafael Soriano’s rough inning -- and other notes

The Nationals closer hasn’t looked sharp this spring but Manager Matt Williams insists that the right-hander feels good.

By James Wagner  |  10:50 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, grapefruit league, rafael soriano, Zach Walters

Posted at 07:19 PM ET, 03/05/2014

First outings for Gio Gonzalez, Tyler Clippard -- and other notes

The two pitchers each had scoreless outings and felt happy with their arm strength at this point of the spring.

By James Wagner  |  07:19 PM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, Tyler Clippard

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 03/04/2014

Jayson Werth, Gio Gonzalez to make spring debuts on Wednesday

The right fielder has been dealing with a minor bicep strain, and the left-handed starter will make his first start against the Mets.

By James Wagner  |  12:45 PM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, Jayson Werth

Posted at 07:37 PM ET, 02/25/2014

Taylor Jordan to start Nationals’ Grapefruit League opener Friday

The right-hander competing for the fifth starter’s spot will start against the Mets in Port St. Lucie.

By James Wagner  |  07:37 PM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  doug fister, Gio Gonzalez, Injuries, Josh Johnson, rafael soriano, Rotation, Starting pitchers, Taylor Jordan

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 02/24/2014

The Nationals’ pitchers had a hitting contest

To break up the monotony of spring training, Nationals coaches added a competitive element to pitchers practicing their bunting.

By Adam Kilgore  |  03:35 PM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  doug fister, Gio Gonzalez, Jordan Zimmermann, Pitchers, Spring Training, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 01/27/2014

Gio Gonzalez has been throwing bullpen sessions to Jorge Posada

Gio Gonzalez has developed a friendship with former Yankees star Jorge Posada in Miami and learned from him.

By James Wagner  |  01:37 PM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, Jorge Posada

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 11/06/2013

The Nationals’ option to trade for a starter

How the Nationals positioned themselves to make a possible trade for a starting pitcher this winter.

By Adam Kilgore  |  02:27 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  david price, Drew Storen, Gio Gonzalez, max scherzer, Rotation

Posted at 06:53 PM ET, 09/28/2013

Gio Gonzalez will start tomorrow, Adam LaRoche out for final two games

Gio Gonzalez says it will be "truly an honor" to start the final game of Davey Johnson's managerial career.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:53 PM ET, 09/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam LaRoche, Gio Gonzalez

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 09/25/2013

Gio Gonzalez likely, not definite, for final start

Manager Davey Johnson wants to give Gio Gonzalez the chance to meet two milestones, but the decision for the final starter of the season is not yet final.

By Adam Kilgore  |  01:17 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, Rotation

Posted at 06:54 PM ET, 08/14/2013

Davey Johnson says Gio Gonzalez-Jayson Werth spat shows Nationals 'have a pulse'

Davey Johnson thought the confrontation between Jayson Werth and Gio Gonzalez showed the Nats still have life.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:54 PM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  davey johnson, Gio Gonzalez, Jayson Werth, Washingtoin Nationals, Washington Nationals

Posted at 06:21 PM ET, 08/14/2013

Gio Gonzalez's back feeling better, other rotation health updates

Gio Gonzalez pitched through a stiff back last night, but he expects to make his next start with no issues.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:21 PM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, Ross Ohlendorf, Rotation, Washington Nationals

Posted at 08:15 PM ET, 08/13/2013

Gio Gonzalez and Jayson Werth exchange words after first inning of Nationals-Giants game

The two players appear to be involved in an argument after the first inning, with Gonzalez held back by a coach.

By James Wagner  |  08:15 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, Jayson Werth, Washington Nationals

Posted at 06:41 PM ET, 08/05/2013

Nationals react to Gio Gonzalez being cleared by MLB in Biogenesis investigation

The Nationals brass and teammates again voice their support for Gonzalez.

By James Wagner  |  06:41 PM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Biogenesis, Gio Gonzalez

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 08/05/2013

Gio Gonzalez won't be suspended in Biogenesis investigation (Updated)

The Nationals' left-handed starter has been cleared by MLB and won't face any discipline.

By James Wagner  |  03:04 PM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Biogenesis, Gio Gonzalez

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 07/26/2013

Reassessing the Nats' pitching staff through 100 games

With what appears to be a middle-of-the-pack defense, the Nats staff has still managed to put up solid numbers through 100 games.

By Harry Pavlidis  |  04:04 PM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Analytics, Gio Gonzalez, Jordan Zimmermann, Nationals' pitchers, PITCHf/X, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 07:32 PM ET, 07/16/2013

MLBPA: Drug suspensions may not be served this season

MLBPA says supensions might not be served this season, views Gio Gonzalez differently from other players in probe.

By James Wagner  |  07:32 PM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, MLB

Posted at 07:52 PM ET, 06/05/2013

MLBPA: MLB interviewing players connected to Biogenesis

According to the players' union, MLB officials have begun the process of interviewing players.

By James Wagner  |  07:52 PM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez

Posted at 09:21 PM ET, 06/04/2013

Report: Gio Gonzalez may not be among players MLB wants suspended for Biogenesis link

An ESPN report says MLB officials will seek suspensions of about linked players but Gonzalez won't likely be among them.

By James Wagner  |  09:21 PM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez

Posted at 06:53 PM ET, 04/23/2013

Gio Gonzalez on his early command issues, trying to slow down

The Nationals left-hander attributes his early rough patch to an inconsistent arm slot and rushed delivery.

By James Wagner  |  06:53 PM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 04/12/2013

A look at the Nats' pitchers so far

It's early, but let's jump into our year-to-date PITCHf/x numbers.

By Harry Pavlidis  |  11:16 AM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Analytics, Craig Stammen, dan haren, Drew Storen, Gio Gonzalez, Henry Rodriguez, Jordan Zimmermann, PITCHf/X, Pitching, rafael soriano, ross detwiler, Ryan Mattheus, Stephen Strasburg, Tyler Clippard, Zach Duke

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 04/05/2013

Union chief Michael Weiner talks about Gio Gonzalez's case, MASN dispute

The players' union chief says he's confident the left-hander won't face any discipline.

By James Wagner  |  12:50 PM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, masn

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 03/28/2013

Gio Gonzalez dominates in final outing, says Nats are 'already mentally in D.C.'

The Nationals' Grapefruit League schedule in the books as a win over the Mets gives them a 13-17-2 record.

By Adam Kilgore  |  04:08 PM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, Spring Training

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 03/22/2013

MLB sues Biogenesis, others connected to clinic

The league's latest effort to obtain documents and evidence that could be used to build a case against players linked to the South Florida clinic that reportedly provided PEDs.

By James Wagner  |  04:25 PM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Biogenesis, Gio Gonzalez, Performance-enhancing drugs

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 03/21/2013

MLB still investigating Gio Gonzalez, other players linked to Biogenesis

League officials still view Gonzalez's status in the investigation the same as other players linked to the alleged PED clinic in South Florida.

By James Wagner  |  03:39 PM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 03/18/2013

Gio Gonzalez sharp in minor league game

Gio Gonzalez threw six innings against Nationals minor leaguers as he ramps up for the season.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:50 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 03/15/2013

Nationals waiting on World Baseball Classic to set pitching schedule

The Nationals at the mercy of the WBC when it comes to the schedule for Ross Detwiler and Gio Gonzalez.

By Adam Kilgore  |  01:08 PM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, ross detwiler, starting rotation, World Baseball Classic

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 03/12/2013

Miami New Times won't hand over Biogenesis records to MLB

The alternative weekly won't give MLB that cited documents linking players to the South Florida clinic has decided not to hand over documents.

By James Wagner  |  04:04 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, Performance-enhancing drugs

Posted at 07:40 PM ET, 03/07/2013

Gio Gonzalez moves on to the WBC, Micah Owings plays outfield, Ryan Mattheus loses his clean sheet, etc.

Hitting the highlights of the Nationals' 4-2 loss to the Astros.

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:40 PM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez

Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 03/02/2013

Gio Gonzalez strikes out none in windy start, Drew Storen's workload and other notes

The Nationals' left-hander had an unusual outing on a windy day against the Cardinals: he struck out none.

By James Wagner  |  06:11 PM ET, 03/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Drew Storen, Gio Gonzalez, grapefruit league

Posted at 08:49 PM ET, 02/25/2013

Gio Gonzalez happily gets back to baseball in first spring start

After a month of dealing with a report that launched an MLB investigation, Gio Gonzalez made a strong first start of spring.

By Adam Kilgore  |  08:49 PM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 02/22/2013

Gio Gonzalez says he passed his drug test

Gio Gonzalez says he passed the drug test given to him by MLB two days after his name surfaced in connection to a PED supplier.

By Adam Kilgore  |  01:40 PM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 02/20/2013

Gio Gonzalez responds to report he did not purchase PEDs

Gio Gonzalez responded to last night's revelation from ESPN, but he did not clarify the lingering discrepancy between ESPN's report and Gonzalez's prior public comments.

By Adam Kilgore  |  01:52 PM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, Performance-enhancing drugs

Posted at 09:40 PM ET, 02/19/2013

Report: Gio Gonzalez didn't receive banned substances from Biogenesis

An ESPN report cites sources that say the Nationals left-handed starter didn't receive any banned substances from Biogenesis or Anthony Bosch. But further questions now arise.

By James Wagner  |  09:40 PM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 02/17/2013

Nationals, Team USA set Gio Gonzalez's spring training schedule

Gio Gonzalez will join Team USA for the second round of the WBC.

By Adam Kilgore  |  02:11 PM ET, 02/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 02/16/2013

Jayson Werth on Gio Gonzalez, alleged Biogenesis link

The Nationals' leader addressed his teammate's alleged connection to Coral Gables clinic that reportedly supplied PEDs to players.

By James Wagner  |  03:05 PM ET, 02/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, Jayson Werth

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 02/14/2013

Gio Gonzalez was drug tested two days after report linked him to Biogenesis

Gonzalez had blood and urine samples taken two days after the New Times report was published on Jan. 29, according to two sources.

By James Wagner  |  10:46 AM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 02/13/2013

Nationals adjust Gio Gonzalez's schedule for World Baseball Classic

The Nationals are adjusting the left-hander's schedule to coincide with his World Baseball Classic schedule.

By James Wagner  |  04:18 PM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, World Baseball Classic

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 02/12/2013

Gio Gonzalez confident about Biogenesis investigation, 'shocked' about report

Gio Gonzalez says he has never taken performance-enhancing drugs and has cooperated with MLB's investigation into his ties to a PED clinic.

By Adam Kilgore  |  11:36 AM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 02/12/2013

Kyle Lohse a possible contingency for Nationals as Gio Gonzalez insurance

In the event Gio Gonzalez is suspended, or even to prepare for the possibility, the Nationals may try to sign free agent right-hander Kyle Lohse

By Adam Kilgore  |  09:20 AM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 02/09/2013

Gio Gonzalez to pitch for Team USA in World Baseball Classic

The Nationals left-hander becomes the first Nationals player to commit to representing the United States in the World Baseball Classic.

By James Wagner  |  03:01 PM ET, 02/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez

Posted at 07:04 PM ET, 02/05/2013

MLB seeks records from Miami New Times in probe of alleged PED clinic

Investigators from the league office are in South Florida looking into Biogenesis and alleged links to major leaguers, and have asked for records from the Miami New Times.

By James Wagner  |  07:04 PM ET, 02/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 01/30/2013

Gio Gonzalez connected to Miami strength coach Jimmy Goins, also named in clinic report (UPDATED)

Both men were linked to a Miami anti-aging clinic that is being investigated by MLB for supplying performance-enhancing drugs to a handful of active players.

By James Wagner  |  03:34 PM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 01/29/2013

Report: Gio Gonzalez linked to Miami clinic that supplied performance-enhancing drugs (updated)

The Nationals left-hander is linked to a Miami clinic that reportedly supplied PEDs to major league players, according to a Miami New Times story.

By James Wagner  |  11:05 AM ET, 01/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, Performance-enhancing drugs

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 12/10/2012

What the Nationals' search for a starter tells us about them

The way this winter has unfolded reveals the Nats believe in what they are doing and success hasn’t changed their prerogative.

By Adam Kilgore  |  10:59 AM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dan haren, denard span, Gio Gonzalez, hot stove, James Shields, Pitching, zack greinke

Posted at 06:58 PM ET, 11/14/2012

Gio Gonzalez finishes third in National League Cy Young vote, R.A. Dickey wins

Gio Gonzalez's dominant first season in Washington earned him third place in NL Cy Young voting.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:58 PM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Awards, Gio Gonzalez

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 11/14/2012

Gio Gonzalez goes for the Cy Young; Nationals will have stiff competition in adding another starter

The Nationals got creative in acquiring Cy Young finalist Gio Gonzalez last season, and they may need to get creative again in their search for a starter this winter.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:05 PM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Awards, Gio Gonzalez

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 10/12/2012

Gio Gonzalez has bounced back well this season

This season, Gio Gonzalez has made six starts in which lasted five innings or less. In the six starts following those clunkers, he dominated every time out.

By Adam Kilgore  |  04:56 PM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 10/04/2012

Gio Gonzalez wins Warren Spahn Award

The Nationals’ No. 1 starter in the postseason won the Warren Spahn Award as the best left-handed pitcher in the majors based on ERA, wins and strikeouts.

By Adam Kilgore  |  02:39 PM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:36 PM ET, 10/02/2012

Gio Gonzalez will try to stay fresh until his NLDS Game 1 start

The left-hander's start will be skipped on Tuesday as he waits to start the opening game of an NLDS either Saturday or Sunday.

By James Wagner  |  06:36 PM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, playoffs

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 09/24/2012

All three left-handers to face Phillies; Chien-Ming Wang could make another start

Nationals Manager Davey Johnson has all three left-handed starters, starting with Ross Detwiler, throwing against Philadelphia.

By James Wagner  |  01:54 PM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, John Lannan, ross detwiler, Rotation

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 09/07/2012

Can a closer win the NL Cy Young?

Aroldis Chapman and Craig Kimbrel have dominated enough to work their way into the NL Cy Young conversation, but closers don't get much consideration for the award.

By Adam Kilgore  |  03:32 PM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  closer, Gio Gonzalez, Pitching, Stephen Strasburg