Gonzales (forearm) will throw off a mound Monday for the first time since landing on the injured list, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
The 29-year-old landed on the shelf with a mild forearm strain April 29 and has been throwing off flat ground, but Monday will be his first time throwing off a mound since suffering the injury. Gonzales was initially expected to face a short absence, but the left-hander likely will need some time to build his stamina back up after being limited for the past couple weeks.
Gonzales (forearm) could advance to mound work as soon as this weekend, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
Gonzales has been out for eight days with a forearm strain, which is considered mild. His return date remains unclear, but the Mariners' plans should be clarified once the lefty gets back on the mound.
Mariners manager Scott Servais said Gonzales (forearm) was able to throw off flat ground Sunday, Lauren Smith of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
Gonzales was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday with a mild left forearm strain, but the fact that he was able to play catch three days later suggests that he could be in store for a brief stay on the shelf. The Mariners likely won't iron out a firm target date for Gonzales' return until he resumes facing hitters in a live batting practice session or simulated game. Seattle isn't expected to shorten its rotation to five men while Gonzales is sidelined, but the team could opt for bullpen games when the southpaw's turn comes up rather than appointing a sixth starter.
Gonzales was placed on the injured list with a mild forearm strain Thursday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
The Mariners haven't offered a precise timeline for Gonzales' return, but he's expected to miss at least a couple starts, which seemingly means he'll be out for longer than the minimum 10 days. Domingo Tapia was recalled in a corresponding move.
Gonzales (1-3) took the loss against Houston on Tuesday, pitching six innings and allowing two runs on five hits and three walks while striking out four.
Gonzales wasn't quite as effective as in his prior outing, when he yielded only one run across seven innings against the Dodgers, but he repeated the unenviable feat of taking a loss in spite of registering a quality start. The southpaw held Houston scoreless in each inning except the fourth, when the Astros put up the only pair of runs in the game. The positive takeaway is that Gonzales appears to have fully turned things around after a poor start to the campaign in which he gave up 12 earned runs across his first 10.1 frames. He'll face Baltimore at home in his next scheduled start Monday.
Gonzales (1-2) took the loss Tuesday against the Dodgers despite allowing one run on two hits with six strikeouts and one walk across seven innings.
Gonzales and Julio Urias were engaged in a pitcher's duel Tuesday, and the two offenses combined for one run on three hits all afternoon. It's a brutal loss for Gonzales, but the performance remains a welcome sight after he surrendered 12 runs over his first two starts of the season. The 29-year-old will look to build on that performance early next week at Houston.
Gonzales (1-1) allowed two runs on three hits while walking two and striking out five across five innings to earn the win in Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Orioles.
Gonzales began the season by allowing 12 earned runs across 10.1 innings while surrendering five home runs in his first two starts. It looked to be more of the same Thursday when he allowed a two-run home run in the opening frame, though he settled in from there to turn in his first solid outing of the campaign. Despite the positive outcome, the outing still had its flaws, as Gonzales has now surrendered multiple walks in all three of his turns through the rotation and maintains a 4.1 BB/9. He's currently projected to draw his next start Thursday at Boston.
Gonzales (0-1) was charged with the loss against the Twins on Thursday after surrendering seven runs on nine hits and a pair of walks while striking out six across 4.1 innings.
After struggling in his Opening Day debut during which he gave up a career-high-tying five runs and three walks, Gonzales fell apart once again, this time serving up a pair of home runs while continuing to struggle with his command. Across 10.1 innings, the southpaw has allowed 12 runs and five walks, not quite the numbers you want to see. Gonzales will get a chance to turn things around with a road start next Thursday at Baltimore.
Gonzales gave up five earned runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out two in six innings Thursday against the Giants. He did not factor in the decision.
The three walks compared to two strikeouts are particularly worrisome for Gonzales, who relies on locating and sequencing his pitches to make up for a lack of lights-out stuff. He lines up to start in Minnesota on Thursday, which should put the confidence of his fantasy managers to the test.
Gonzales allowed six earned runs on nine hits and two walks over five innings in a Cactus League loss to the Padres on Friday. He struck out four.
Gonzales won't exactly head into his projected Opening Day start against the Giants on Thursday with much momentum, as he gave up a combined 11 earned runs on 18 hits, three walks and a hit batsman over his last two Cactus League starts. The left-hander did provide glimpses of his customary form in his first two trips to the mound this spring (six scoreless innings), so the hope is he was simply working through some kinks in these last two outings.
Gonzales allowed five earned runs on nine hits, a walk and a hit batsman across 4.2 innings in a Cactus League win over the White Sox on Friday. He struck out one.
The right-hander fell just short of his five-inning goal, yet he did actually reach the 75-pitch threshold. The majority of his troubles came over the first two frames, but Daniel Kramer of MLB.com reports Gonzales was able to finish on a positive note with a scoreless effort when he came back out for the third inning.
Gonzales fired four scoreless innings in a Cactus League loss to the Rockies on Saturday, allowing two hits and no walks while recording five strikeouts.
The left-hander stretched out to 58 pitches, impressively throwing 44 for strikes. Gonzales has fired six scoreless spring frames across his first two outings, and Saturday he notably put on his impressive performance against a Rockies lineup full of regulars.
Gonzales allowed just an unearned run on two hits and a walk over two innings in his Cactus League debut against the Padres on Sunday.
The left-hander, already named Seattle's Opening Day starter, turned in a strong performance to kick off his spring. Encouragingly, he was efficient enough to get through multiple frames in his first outing. Despite the return of James Paxton to the Mariners this offseason, Gonzales is still rightfully considered the ace of the staff after following up the combined 29 wins he notched in 2018 and 2019 by posting a 7-2 record alongside career bests in ERA (3.10) and WHIP (0.95) across 69.2 innings in 2020.
Gonzales was officially named the Mariners' Opening Day starter Sunday, Lauren Smith of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
Gonzales will get the ball when the Mariners host the Giants on April 1. The lefty was a fairly clear choice for the honor, though the team could have handed the ball to former ace James Paxton, who returned to Seattle following a pair of seasons as a Yankee. Gonzales doesn't have the traditional strikeout stuff of an ace and probably wouldn't fill that role on a contender, but he's coming off a year in which he rode a roughly league-average 23.1 percent strikeout rate and a stellar 2.5 percent walk rate to a 3.10 ERA and can certainly help both big-league and fantasy rotations.
Gonzales allowed two runs on six hits and one walk across five innings in Sunday's loss to the Athletics. He struck out five and did not factor in the decision.
A pair of hits led to a run off Gonzales in the first, but the southpaw was able to settle down to keep the A's off the board during the next three frames. Oakland tagged him with one more run in the fifth when Chad Pinder drove in Sean Murphy with a two-out single. Gonzales ultimately took a no-decision after exiting with the game tied at 2-2. The left-hander concludes the season with a strong 3.10 ERA and 0.95 WHIP to go along with a 7-2 record.
Gonzales (7-2) tossed eight scoreless innings, allowing seven hits and a walk with six strikeouts in a win over the Astros on Monday.
Gonzales turned in a stellar performance Monday, and the Mariners' bats came alive in the seventh inning to give him a lead. The southpaw dropped his ERA to 3.06 with a 0.91 WHIP and 59:6 K:BB in 64.2 innings this season. Gonzales lines up for one more start in the regular season, which would be Sunday in Oakland.
Gonzales (6-2) picked up the win during a 6-5 victory over the A's in the first game of Monday's doubleheader, giving up five runs on six hits and a walk over six innings. He struck out seven.
He was engaged in what seemed like it was going to be a pitchers' duel with Jesus Luzardo through three innings before serving up homers to Sean Murphy and Marcus Semien in the fourth, but Gonzales persevered and was rewarded when the M's staged a comeback in the fifth and sixth frames. The veteran southpaw has won four straight starts, and he'll carry a stellar 3.49 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and 53:5 K:BB through 56.2 innings into his next outing Sept. 21, at home against the Astros.
Gonzales (5-2) picked up the win in Monday's 8-4 victory over the Rangers, allowing two runs on four hits over seven innings. He struck out seven without walking a batter.
The southpaw has now delivered quality starts in three of his last four outings and five of his last seven. Gonzales will take a career-best 3.02 ERA and 46:4 K:BB through 50.2 innings into his next start, currently scheduled for Sept. 14 as part of a homer doubleheader against the A's.
Gonzales (4-2) picked up the win Monday against the Angels, allowing one run on four hits and a walk while tossing his second career complete game. He struck out seven.
Gonzales fell behind 1-0 after allowing a solo homer to Justin Upton in the second inning, but that would be all the Angels could muster off the southpaw. The 28-year-old allowed just two hits across his final seven innings and the Mariners plated a pair of runs to get him his fourth win. The gem has Gonzales's ERA down to a strong 3.09 to go along with 39 strikeouts on the campaign. Seattle's pitching plans aren't clear at the moment, with the first two games of their scheduled series against Oakland being postponed. That being said, the lefty figures to take the ball some time during the weekend series against Texas.
Gonzales (3-2) allowed three runs on nine hits over five innings in a win over the Padres on Tuesday. He struck out five and did not issue a walk.
Road starts in San Diego are now rather scary with the way the Padres' offense has been rolling, but Gonzales managed to come away with the win, scattering his nine hits and limiting the damage to three runs. The lefty now has a 14:0 K:BB in his last two starts, both against tough opponents (he threw seven innings of one-run ball against the Dodgers on Aug. 18). Seattle has been going with a six-man rotation, so don't expect to see Gonzales on the mound until next Monday against the Angels.
|Last 7 Games|
|04/27||@ HOU||L 0-2||1||6.0||5||2||3||4|
|04/20||vs LAD||L 0-1||1||7.0||2||1||1||6|
|04/15||@ BAL||W 4-2||1||5.0||3||2||2||5|
|04/08||@ MIN||L 2-10||1||4.1||9||7||2||6|
|04/01||vs SF||W 8-7||6.0||8||5||3||2|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2013||AFA-Palm Beach Cardinals||16.2||4||4||0||0||0||0||13||5||10||1.67||0.926|
|2014||AFA-Palm Beach Cardinals||37.2||6||6||0||2||2||0||32||8||34||1.45||1.129|
|2015||AFA-Palm Beach Cardinals||4.2||2||2||0||0||0||0||4||0||5||0.00||1.191|
|2017||AFA-Palm Beach Cardinals||6.0||1||1||0||0||0||0||7||0||2||1.50||0.333|