Robert Griffin III watches Gio Gonzalez dominate at Nationals Park, says he could throw 90

(Alex Brandon/AP)

Gio Gonzalez should invite Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III to more games at Nationals Park. Griffin wore a red “GRIFFIN III” No. 10 Nationals jersey and sat behind home plate for Gonzalez’s best start of the season Saturday, a 13-0 win over the Cubs.

“With Bryce and Gio, and then John Wall, we’ve had a chance to hang out and kind of unite the whole city,” Griffin told MASN’s Dan Kolko during an in-game interview. “That’s our goal.”

(I hope Alex Ovechkin doesn’t feel left out.)

Kolko asked Griffin, who cheered Gonzalez through eight scoreless innings and played shortstop and center field as a kid, if he could touch 90 mph from the mound.

“I think with a few weeks of work, in preparation for that, I think I can throw 90,” Griffin said.

This needs to happen. Invite Griffin to throw out the ceremonial first pitch in a few weeks and have Screech hold a radar gun behind home plate. 

Scott Allen writes about all things D.C. sports. Follow him on Twitter @ScottSAllen or e-mail him if you’ve got a tip to share.



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