Stephen Strasburg lost his third straight start on Friday but the pitcher right behind him in the rotation, Gio Gonzalez, has stopped those team streaks from continuing, winning his past two. Gonzalez could stop it for the third straight time, taking the mound on Saturday against the Colorado Rockies. Gonzalez, an all-star, hasn’t been as sharp recently as he was to start the season. While he is 4-2 since the start of June, his ERA in those six starts was 4.76 and he walked 14 batters while striking out 33. Overall, he is still 11-3 with a 3.01 ERA.
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