Description: According to Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com, Nationals manager Davey Johnson changed his mind again and will go with Tanner Roark in the season finale.
Insight: Roark was the probable starter until the team announced Saturday that Gio Gonzalez would get the start. The Nats have reversed course and gone back to Roark, so Gonzalez will finish the season 11-8 with a 3.36 ERA.
9/28/2013 8:31:00 PM
Description: Gio Gonzalez will get the nod for Game 162 Sunday versus Arizona.
Insight: Tanner Roark was originally supposed to start for the Nationals but manager Davey Johnson decided at the last minute to go with Gonzo instead. Gonzalez has only managed 11 wins this season but his ERA (3.36) and batting average (.231) against have both been impressive. He'll be going up against Diamondbacks lefty Wade Miley.
9/9/2013 10:06:00 PM
Description: Nationals hurler Gio Gonzalez lost his no-hit bid in the seventh inning Monday against New York.
Insight: Zach Lutz's pinch-hit single was the Mets' only hit of the night. Before Monday, Gonzalez's last complete game shutout came on August 31, 2012 against the Cardinals. He's given up just one earned run in his last three outings (0.42 ERA).
8/29/2013 10:18:00 PM
Description: Washington lefthander Gio Gonzalez snapped a seven-start winless streak Thursday against the Marlins.
Insight: Gonzalez didn't allow a run in his seven innings of work. His previous start was a nightmare (10 H, 7 ER in 3 1/3 innings against the Royals) so it's good to see him get back on track. Gonzalez will try and make it two in a row Tuesday against the Phillies.
8/18/2013 6:08:00 PM
Description: Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez hasn't won a game since July 10.
Insight: Gonzalez lost another tough decision Sunday despite throwing seven innings and allowing two runs on five hits with nine K against the Braves. After going 21-8 with a 2.89 ERA last year, Gonzalez is 7-6 with a 3.38 ERA in 2013.
8/6/2013 10:10:00 PM
Description: Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez rebounded from a drubbing at the hands of the Detroit Tigers his last time out with seven innings of two-run ball Tuesday against the Atlanta Braves.
Insight: However, he took a tough-luck 2-1 loss to drop his record to 7-5. The left-hander has a 3.52 ERA this year, but that was at 2.97 prior to his last start at Detroit, in which the Tigers tagged him for 11 hits and 10 earned runs.
7/25/2013 7:47:00 PM
Description: Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez fanned 11 Pirates in just 5 2/3 innings Thursday afternoon.
Insight: Gonzalez walked four, gave up eight hits and three runs and threw 119 pitches, which explains why he was out before the sixth inning concluded. The lefty has struck out 22 batters over his last 11 2/3 frames and is 7-3 with a 2.97 ERA.
7/21/2013 9:39:00 AM
Description: Washington ace Gio Gonzalez ran his unbeaten streak to nine games Saturday against L.A.
Insight: The lefthander matched a season-high with 11 punchouts in six innings. Gonzalez (7-3, 2.89 ERA) is 4-0 with a 1.80 ERA during his unbeaten streak.
7/10/2013 10:22:00 AM
Description: Nats lefthander Gio Gonzalez improved to 7-3 Wednesday with a win over Philadelphia.
Insight: Gonzalez has absolutely owned the Phillies over his last two seasons (4-1, 2.31 ERA in six starts). On a more general level, he's owned most of the league since May 1st (5-1, 2.19 ERA in 13 starts).
7/1/2013 10:01:00 AM
Description: After a mostly bad April, Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez has gone 3-1 with a 2.10 ERA and a .189 opponents' batting average since the start of May.
Insight: Gonzalez had a 1.79 ERA and a 44/14 K/BB in 40 1/3 innings in June, but he only won two games due to a lack of run support. Gonzalez has allowed just 76 hits in 105 innings this season.
6/30/2013 9:10:00 PM
Description: Nats starter Gio Gonzalez (7 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 7 K's) won for the second time in a row Sunday against New York.
Insight: After getting off to a rocky start, Gonzalez (5-3, 3.09 ERA) has settled in nicely with a 2.43 ERA since May 1st. Opponents are hitting just .199 against Gonzalez, good for the fifth-lowest BAA in the National League.
6/19/2013 10:55:00 PM
Description: Washington starter Gio Gonzalez held the Phillies to just two runs in seven innings Wednesday night in Philadelphia.
Insight: Gonzalez (3-3, 3.34 ERA) has put together four consecutive quality starts. Oddly enough, Gonzalez has not recorded a decision in any of those games. His last win came on May 5th against the Pirates.
6/14/2013 10:19:00 PM
Description: Nationals lefty Gio Gonzalez pitched well but had to settle for a no-decision Friday night against the Indians.
Insight: Gonzalez (3-3, 3.40 ERA) allowed three hits and one run over seven innings. He walked four and struck out eight. Opponents are only hitting .200 against Gonzalez this season.
5/22/2013 9:08:00 PM
Description: Washington starter Gio Gonzalez had a 5.34 ERA and a 5.1 BB/9 at the end of April, but he has been a much better pitcher in May.
Insight: Gonzalez has a 1.67 ERA and a 2.67 BB/9 over 27 innings this month and is 3-2 with a 3.66 ERA overall. The left-hander held San Francisco to one run on four hits in 7 1/3 innings Wednesday.
5/12/2013 6:28:00 PM
Description: Washington starter Gio Gonzalez blanked the Cubs over seven innings Sunday at Nationals Park.
Insight: The bullpen couldn't hold the lead and Gonzalez (3-2, 4.20 ERA) was left with a no-decision. Since losing to Atlanta on April 30th, he's undefeated with a 1.38 ERA.
4/30/2013 10:05:00 PM
Description: Washington lefty Gio Gonzalez walked five and allowed seven hits and five runs over four innings Tuesday in a loss to the Braves.
Insight: Gonzalez did strike out nine batters, but he failed to build on his best start of the season April 25 against the Reds (8 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K). He has walked 18 batters in 32 innings.
4/25/2013 10:33:00 PM
Description: Washington lefty Gio Gonzalez (8 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 7 K's, BB) notched his second win of the season Thursday against Cincinnati.
Insight: The only hit he gave up was a solo homer to Joey Votto in the fourth inning. Thursday marked Gonzalez's longest outing of the season. The seven strikeouts he produced also matched a season-high.
4/20/2013 8:30:00 PM
Description: Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez walked four and gave up five hits and five runs in four innings Saturday against the Mets.
Insight: Gonzalez gave up seven runs and seven hits in five innings his last time out. The left-hander has been terrible with men on base so far, posting a 61.1% strand rate. His career rate is 73.9 percent, so we're sure he'll figure it out.
4/3/2013 10:21:00 PM
Description: Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez won his first start of the 2013 season with six two-hit scoreless innings Wednesday against the Marlins. He fanned five and walked two.
Insight: Gonzalez won 21 games with a 2.89 ERA and 1.13 WHIP last season. We should see something similar in 2013.
2/24/2013 3:36:00 PM
Description: Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez announced Friday that the blood and urine tests he took two days after he was linked to alleged PED distributor Anthony Bosch have come back clean. SOURCE: MLB.com
Insight: Gonzalez was named in Biogenesis clinic documents along with other players but multiple sources have cleared Gonzalez' name from buying banned substances from Bosch. Fantasy owners can confidently draft the 21-game winner knowing this situation is behind him.