Thursday, August 9, 2012

Historic Night for Nats, Gonzalez

Gio Gonzalez, above, takes a lap after hitting his first career home run. (Photo:
Last night, a Nationals pitcher finally went the distance: a complete game.
Ace Gio Gonzalez gave up nine hits, two walks, and struck out seven on his way winning a 4-3 complete game. It was just the second complete game of his career and the first by a National pitcher this season.
Once again, the Nationals pitching staff proved why they are the best; not just with their arms, but their bats.

In the second inning, Gio Gonzalez launched a towering two-run homer over the left wall the bring the Nationals to a 2-1 lead. With that blast, the Nationals now have the best hitting rotation in all of baseball.

Through 141 innings this season for the Nationals, the All-Star ace has a 3.32 ERA with a 1.14 WHIP and he has struck out 154 batters.

For any of you wondering whether or not it was a good idea to bring in catcher Kurt Suzuki, Gio Gonzalez through his second career complete game in his first Nationals career game with Kurt Suzuki...and they were teammates in Oakland. There's chemistry there, folks.

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