Gio Gonzalez. (Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Gio Gonzalez (6-5, 3.74 ERA) makes his second start of the second half. His first start, after a 10-day layoff, was rough and he last just 3 1/3 innings. In a weekend of great pitching matchups, Gonzalez will go up against all-star Johnny Cueto (10-6, 2.18 ERA). Cueto’s worst start of the season came against the Nationals on May 20 when he allowed eight runs, six earned, over 5 1/3 innings. The Nationals have scored 47 runs over the past eight games in which they’ve notched double digit hit totals. The lineups are here. As always, discuss the game here.