Gonzalez (6-6) took the loss Wednesday, allowing two runs on six hits and a walk while striking out four over six innings against the Pirates. Gonzalez made one mistake, allowing a two-out, two-run home run to Starling Marte in the third inning, and that was all it took as the Washington bats got blanked in the 2-0 defeat. The lefty hasn't been particularly dominant -- he induced just six swings and misses Wednesday and has a pedestrian 22:20 K:BB over his last 30.1 innings -- but he's allowed three or fewer runs in three straight starts. He's now sporting a 3.72 ERA and 1.46 WHIP, with his next start slated to come after the All-Star break.
Gonzalez surrendered two runs on eight hits and four walks while striking out four across five innings Friday against the Marlins, but he didn't factor into the decision. Gonzalez gave up a third-inning run on a Starlin Castro double, and Gonzalez walked in a run during the fifth. He had no chance to pick up the win, as he was lifted from a 2-2 game. The 32-year-old left-hander hasn't landed in the win column since May 28 against Baltimore, and he sits with a 3.76 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 90:47 K:BB over 95.2 innings.
Gonzalez pitched five innings Sunday, yielding three runs on four walks and three hits while striking out four in his no-decision during Washington's loss to Philadelphia. Gonzalez hasn't earned a victory since May, watching his season ERA climb from 2.10 to 3.77 in the process. He posted a hideous 8.44 ERA in June, allowing four or more runs in three of his five starts. The 32-year-old southpaw has walked nine batters across just six innings over his last two outings. Gonzalez will try to get back in the win column Friday against Miami.
Gonzalez (6-5) allowed six runs on three hits and five walks while recording just three outs en route to a loss Monday against the Rays. He struck out two. Gonzalez breezed through the first inning with only a walk on his ledger, but the second inning was a different story. The lefty was chased from the game without recording another out as he allowed six runs on four walks, a wild pitch and a pair of hits, including a grand slam by Kevin Kiermaier. This poor outing continues a recent trend for Gonzalez, who's now allowed 17 earned runs across 14.1 combined innings over his last four starts. He'll look to right the ship this weekend against the Phillies.
Gonzalez (6-4) allowed two runs on five hits and struck out two through four innings in a rain delay-shortened loss Wednesday against Baltimore. Gonzalez allowed a second inning home run to Mark Trumbo, but was otherwise sharp, as he had thrown just 41 pitches. The rain delay lasted a whopping two hours and 43 minutes, though, leaving the Nationals with no choice but to go to the bullpen. Gonzalez will take a 3.08 ERA into his next start Monday against the Rays, where you can definitely expect him to come out fresh.