Gonzales (5-4) allowed two runs (one earned) on seven hits and one walk while striking out three across seven innings to take the loss Wednesday against the Rangers. Gonzales allowed a solo home run to Hunter Pence in the sixth inning to account for his only earned run of the game. While he wasn't dominant in terms of strikeouts, Gonzalez controlled the zone well beginning 19 of the 27 batters he faced with a strike and finding the zone with 58 of his 81 total pitches. After failing to complete more than five innings in three of his past four starts, this long outing was needed for Gonzales. He'll look to build off this performance in his next start, which is currently scheduled for Tuesday against Texas.
Gonzales (5-3) took the loss in Friday's 7-1 loss to the Twins, allowing six runs -- five earned -- on eight hits and two walks over five innings. He struck out three batters. Gonzales did not have his best stuff Friday, as he allowed 10 baserunners for the third time in 11 starts this year. The left-hander's ERA rose to 3.65 in the loss, and he also has a 1.35 WHIP with 45 strikeouts in 61.2 innings this season. Gonzales is scheduled to face the Rangers on Wednesday.
Gonzales (5-2) allowed four runs (two earned) on four hits with three strikeouts and three walks during a loss to the Red Sox on Sunday. The Red Sox scored two runs against Gonzales on a passed ball and an error in the outfield, but the Mariners were already trailing when they committed those two mistakes. Poor defense and bad run support have summarized Gonzales' last three outings since he started 5-0. In his last three starts, he is 0-2 and has allowed five unearned runs. Overall, Gonzales is 5-2 with a 3.18 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 42 strikeouts in 56.2 innings this season. He is scheduled to start next at home against the Twins on Saturday.
Gonzales allowed one run on three hits with three strikeouts and one walk across six innings in a no-decision against the Yankees on Tuesday. The 27-year-old certainly pitched well enough to win and was in line for a victory when he departed, but the Mariners' bullpen blew a three-run lead. If he had won, Gonzales would have moved into a tie for the American League lead in wins. As it is, he's 5-1 with a 3.08 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 39 strikeouts in 52.2 innings this year. Gonzales will again look for his sixth win in his next start at the Red Sox on Sunday.
Gonzales (5-0) picked up the win against the Rangers on Thursday, scattering six hits and no runs over seven strong innings, striking out nine with no walks in the Mariners' 14-2 victory. It was a gem from the 27-year-old left-hander, who cruised to his fifth straight winning decision on a day in which he also got a monster effort from his offense. The Mariners needed Gonzales to pitch like an upper-tier starter this season, and so far he's delivering, as he's supporting the perfect record with a 2.80 ERA, a 1.20 WHIP and a 34:9 K:BB through 45 innings.