Gonzales (10-8) took the loss against Oakland on Tuesday, tossing six innings and giving up six runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out five. Gonzales entered the game having given up three runs or less in six consecutive starts but couldn't tame Oakland's offense. The big blows against him came in the fifth inning, when back-to-back home runs by Matt Chapman and Matt Olson turned a close game into a four-run deficit. Despite the rough outing, Gonzales has been Seattle's most effective starter this season, leading the staff in innings (120.2), wins (10), ERA (4.48) and strikeouts (87). He'll have a home matchup with the Rangers on Monday in his next scheduled start.
Gonzales (10-7) pitched eight innings, allowing two runs on five hits and a walk. He struck out six and earned the win in a 6-3 result against the Athletics. Gonzales found himself behind after a rough first inning, but the Mariners' bats took over in the fourth inning and the southpaw was able to keep the Athletics at bay in the later innings. Gonzales' 10 wins put him three shy of the mark he set in a breakout season last year. He's had success lately, winning five of his last six starts and pitching to a 2.89 ERA in that span. For the year, he's at a 4.24 ERA and 1.35 WHIP with an 82:32 K:BB in 114.2 innings. Gonzales lines up to face the Angels on the road after the All-Star break.
Gonzales (9-7) took the loss after allowing three runs on six hits and three walks while striking out five over five innings Sunday against the Astros. Gonzales battled through five innings, though he did surrender two runs in the first and another in the third before exiting with a 3-1 deficit. The Astros would pile on three insurance runs in the eighth inning. The 27-year-old picked up four straight victories entering the day, but he wasn't able to get the job done Sunday afternoon. Gonzales now owns a 4.39 ERA and 1.40 WHIP with 76 punchouts over 106.2 innings this year.
Gonzales (9-6) allowed three runs (two earned) on eight hits and no walks while striking out four across five innings to earn the win Tuesday against Milwaukee. Gonzales began and ended his start with trouble, though the run Ryan Braun scored in the first inning was unearned after Braun scored on a throwing error by Kyle Seager. However, Gonzales was also tagged in the fifth frame, allowing a solo home run and three consecutive singles before escaping with only two earned runs. Though he generated only two swinging strikes, Gonzales limited the damage by inducing seven groundball outs. After imploding to allow 16 earned runs across two starts in late May and early June, Gonzales has responded to allow two or fewer earned runs across his last four outings. He'll look to keep that run going in his next start, currently scheduled for Sunday at Houston.
Gonzales (8-6) picked up the win Wednesday in an 8-2 victory over the Royals, allowing two runs on six hits and a walk over 6.2 innings while striking out five. The southpaw earned his third straight win while delivering his ninth quality start of the season. Gonzales will carry a 4.38 ERA and 67:28 K:BB through 96.2 innings into his next outing Tuesday in Milwaukee.