It looked like Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez was going to have his best start of the spring on Monday evening against the Astros. He struck out the first five hitters he faced. Suddenly, Gonzalez had a tough time getting the third out in the second inning.
Gio Gonzalez shook off the Biogenesis allegation, avoided suspension, and posted a 11-8 record with a 3.36 ERA, a 1.25 WHIP and 192 strikeouts in 195.2 innings. Over the past three years he's 48-28 with a 3.12 ERA, a 1.23 WHIP and 198.7 strikeouts per season. -
Gio Gonzalez pitched one-hit ball for two innings in his spring training debut, Ian Desmond homered for the second straight day and the Washington Nationals roughed up a New York Mets' split-squad in an 11-5 victory Wednesday.