Category Archives: Gio

4th 18-gamer: Fits and Starts

For previous 18 gamers, click here. The fourth 18-game set was the worst of the Nats’ season so far, 9-9. As regular readers of these 18-gamers know, averaging 10-8 in the nine sets in the season gets you 90 wins, … Continue reading

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2nd 18-gamer: The Bats Bail Out the Arms

For links to previous 18-gamers, click here. Following up their hot 13-5 start, the Nats logged a respectable 10-8 in the second 18 game set. Their 23-13 record after the first two sets is exactly the same as the record … Continue reading

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And they’re back! First 18-gamer of 2017 #Nats

My 18-game posts have a long and sordid history.  For those who are new to this rodeo, check out the first few paragraphs of last year’s first 18-gamer for an explanation of what these posts are all about.  And for links to … Continue reading

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9th and Last 18 gamer: Time to take the next step

For previous 18-gamers, click here. Everyone’s attention has turned to the playoffs, and Saturday’s rainout means we have to wait until 1 pm on Sunday to see if the Nats can overcome that 1-0 deficit to the Dodgers. So there’s … Continue reading

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Do you want the good news or the bad news? Good news Zim 4-4 2 HRs, Bad news Gio gets crushed: Postgame

The Nationals lost this game 9-4 and if we told you that Ryan Zimmerman was 4-4 with 2 home runs and Bryce Harper had a home run you would think the Nationals won this game. Unfortunately Gio Gonzalez gave up … Continue reading

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Official: Nats sign Strasburg to a 7 year extension. The Future Of The Nationals Rotation: Giolito, Gio Gonzalez, Ross, Roark, Scherzer, Strasburg, Voth

It’s official! Stephen Strasburg will be a Washington National for the foreseeable future. Timing is not always everything. How strange to leak the news of a Stephen Strasburg extension during the middle innings of last night’s game? This is huge … Continue reading

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Game #30 and Gio G. needs to be the stopper!: Game Thread

Daniel “Hits” Murphy gets the day off, and Anthony Rendon drops in the lineup to the 6th spot  vs Jason Hammel. Gio Gonzalez must play the role of Ace stopper today in this game.

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#Nats and Gio shutout the Royals 2-0 as Nats improve to 18-7: Postgame

Gio Gonzalez had a gutsy 6 inning shutout and shutdown the Royals, and let the park dimensions work for him. The Nats got all the runs they needed in the 1st inning, but had many opportunities to add-on runs. Jonathan … Continue reading

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Game #20 Gio Gonzalez pitches tonight, Belisle to DL, Solis recalled: Game Thread

Matt Belisle will be placed on the 15 day DL with a calf strain, and the Nationals recall lefty Sammy Solis from Triple-A Syracuse. Gio Gonzalez and righty Jeremy Hellickson face-off in the 2nd game of this 3 game series … Continue reading

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Gio Gonzalez pitched like an Ace tonight & Werth saves a HR and then hits #201: Postgame

Gio Gonzalez with 2 earned runs over 6 full innings in a well pitched game and Gio was helped by Jayson Werth‘s Web Gem stealing a HR from Byron Buxton. The bullpen came in a finished up the remaining 3 … Continue reading

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