Gonzalez (3-4) allowed five runs on six hits and five walks while striking out two over 5.2 innings in Wednesday's 12-8 loss to the Angels.

Gonzalez was handed a four-run lead entering the bottom of the second, but he gave it all back on four walks and two hits. There's an old baseball adage about how walks can kill a pitcher, and Gonzalez has re-learned that recently. He's walked nine over his last two starts. Walks alone don't necessarily kill, but for someone like Gonzalez who pitches to contact, that volume of free passes has potential for disaster. Mix in 14 hits with those nine walks and the right-hander has given up 10 runs over 10.2 innings in his last two outings. His next scheduled start is Monday in Arizona.

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