Gonzalez won't make a start during the Brewers' three-game home series with the Phillies this weekend, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Gonzalez took the hill for the first of the Brewers' five games this week Tuesday against the Reds and would have been available Sunday on his normal rest, but Counsell has elected to keep a five-man rotation intact. That means that Gonzalez will miss out on a two-start week, with his next turn likely to fall Monday in Minnesota against a tough Twins offense.
Gonzalez (2-1) allowed three earned runs on three hits and three walks while striking out four across five innings to take the loss Tuesday against the Reds. Gonzalez allowed a leadoff triple, setting the tone for a troublesome first frame in which he allowed all three of his earned runs. Thereafter, he allowed only two walks to salvage a respectable line. A lack of run support stuck Gonzalez with the loss, but he's been a solid addition to the Brewers' rotation, managing a 2.39 ERA and 1.10 WHIP across 26.1 innings for the season. He'll look to get off to a better start in his next outing, currently scheduled for Sunday against Philadelphia.
Gonzalez (2-0) gave up one run on seven hits and one walk while striking out three through 5.1 innings in a win over the Phillies on Wednesday. Gonzalez worked in and out of trouble throughout the game, but only surrendered one run and earned his second win of the season. The left-hander has a sparkling 1.69 ERA through four starts, but he has a 6.3 K/9 and has yet to pitch six innings in an outing. Gonzalez will make his next start Tuesday against the Reds.
Gonzalez tossed 5.2 shutout innings Friday, allowing only two hits with three strikeouts and three walks to earn a victory over the Cubs. Signed originally just as a place-holder starter at the end of April, Gonzalez has been a pleasant surprise. He hasn't pitched past the sixth inning in any of his three MLB outings this year, but he also has yet to yield more than two runs in any appearance. He is 1-0 with a 1.69 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 12 strikeouts across 16 innings. Gonzalez will look to keep this strong beginning to the year going in his next start against the Phillies on Wednesday.
Gonzalez allowed one earned run on three hits and no walks while striking out seven across 5.1 innings Saturday against the Mets. He did not factor into the decision. Gonzalez suppressed the Mets' offense, allowing only one extra-base hit on the night, an RBI triple by Amed Rosario in the second inning. Though his seven strikeouts were supported by only nine called strikes and 12 swinging strikes, Gonzalez has walked just one batter across his 10.1 innings as a member of the Brewers. Given the current state of the Milwaukee pitching staff, it's almost certain Gonzalez will get another turn in the rotation, with his next start likely to come Friday at Wrigley Field.