Jul 21, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT
Roark was drafted in the 25th round by the Rangers in 2008 and came to the Nationals in the mid-2010 trade for Cristian Guzman. He never cracked anyone’s top-100 prospect list and didn’t even debut in the majors until age 26 last season after posting an underwhelming 4.04 ERA in the minors.
Jun 24, 2014, 6:44 AM EDT
Two guys had multiple homer games last night. Four teams got shutout. Just another night in the all-or-nothing age of Major League Baseball
Jun 18, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT
Out since mid-May with a shoulder injury, Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez is off the disabled list and will start tonight against the Astros.
Jun 15, 2014, 11:15 PM EDT
The Nationals, reeling from a sweep at the hands of the Cardinals, learned that they will get starter Gio Gonzalez back on Wednesday when they face the Astros.
Jun 12, 2014, 10:31 PM EDT
Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez was roughed up in his first minor league rehab start last Friday, but he saw improvement tonight and appears on track to be activated from the disabled list next week.
Jun 7, 2014, 12:10 PM EDT
Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez was hit hard in a minor league rehab start last night, but reported no issues with his shoulder and hopes to be activated next week.
May 30, 2014, 4:50 PM EDT
Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez had no problems during a 35-pitch bullpen session Thursday, so Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports that he’ll throw a simulated game Sunday and then hopefully be cleared for a minor-league rehab assignment next week.
May 19, 2014, 7:58 PM EDT
Now that Gio Gonzalez is on the disabled list with left shoulder inflammation, the Nationals will turn to right-hander Blake Treinen to take his spot in the starting rotation.
May 18, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT
Gio has been shelled his past two times out. Bad luck or bad health?
May 12, 2014, 6:33 AM EDT
Derek Norris smacked two homers and Gio Gonzalez flashed some Natitude
May 6, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT
Doug Fister still hasn’t pitched for the Nationals, but he did turn down a long-term contract extension.
May 5, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT
What a fun, relaxing weekend. Not just for all of us who watched races and sipped julep. It was relaxing for Carlos Beltran too.
May 1, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT
Fun little anecdote from Scott Allen of the Washington Post, who tells the story of how Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez helped a high school senior ask his girlfriend to prom.
Apr 9, 2014, 6:18 AM EDT
A ton of guys had multi-homer games yesterday. Ryan Braun led the pack with his three. I’m sure that won’t bother anyone.
Apr 3, 2014, 6:59 AM EDT
The Blue Jays 2013 plan worked out pretty well for their second game in 2014. And Jonathan Papelbon shows us the meaning of accountability. In his own special way.
Mar 28, 2014, 10:10 PM EDT
Yankees GM Brian Cashman signed Japanese starter Masahiro Tanaka to a seven-year, $155 million contract in January, then spent some time deflating expectations for the right-hander. His spring performance, including his final outing Friday afternoon against the Marlins, may have reinflated those expectations. Hiroki Kuroda started and tossed three scoreless innings before Tanaka entered the…
Mar 20, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT
For the third straight season the Nationals have turned to Stephen Strasburg as their Opening Day starter, choosing him over Gio Gonzalez and Jordan Zimmermann. “He’s earned it,” rookie manager Matt Williams told Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com, noting that he also gave serious consideration to Zimmermann. Last season Strasburg threw 183 innings with a 3.00…
Feb 22, 2014, 10:35 PM EDT
Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann signed a two-year, $24 million deal to avoid arbitration back in January. The right-hander, who has finished each of the past three seasons with an ERA of 3.25 or better, had been discussing a long-term deal with the organization, but the two sides were ultimately too far apart and agreed on…
Feb 11, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT
The offseason, when on goes trolling players’ Instagram accounts to see what they’re doing with their free time. Gio Gonzalez is the leader in the Cool Story, Bro clubhouse with this: Yep. A big ol’ sailfish that took him 47 minutes to reel in. No one tell Paul Daugherty. He’d probably want to tell Gonzalez…
Jan 27, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT
Like most pitchers, Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez has been throwing regular offseason bullpen sessions to stay sharp. Unlike most pitchers, Gonzalez has enlisted one of the best catchers in baseball history, Jorge Posada, to be behind the plate for those sessions. Gonzalez and Posada meet up at the University of Miami baseball field on Tuesdays…
Jan 22, 2014, 9:25 PM EDT
The Yankees made headlines when it was announced that they had signed Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka to a seven-year deal worth $155 million. They were in need of rotation help and satisfied that need in a big way by signing the best free agent pitcher on the market. That the Yankees signed him came as…
Jan 15, 2014, 7:18 PM EDT
Per MLB.com, the Dodgers locked up Clayton Kershaw for seven years at $215 million earlier today. Dodgers president Stan Kasten is hopeful that the club will make the deal official by Friday morning. The news caused our eyes to jump to the horizon, wondering how the lefty will fare between now and 2020. But first,…
Dec 13, 2013, 10:00 PM EDT
Lefty Dallas Braden tossed a perfect game against the Rays on Mother’s Day — May 9, 2010. He finished the year with a 3.50 ERA in 192.2 innings, ranking as a solid #3 option in the Athletics’ rotation behind Gio Gonzalez and Trevor Cahill. Following surgery on the anterior capsule in his left shoulder in…
Dec 2, 2013, 8:31 PM EDT
UPDATE: It’s done. The Nationals just announced that prospect left-hander Robbie Ray will also be sent to Detroit. So it’s Fister for Ray, Krol, and Lombardozzi. Interesting. Ray has really improved his stock as a prospect over the past year, but it’s surprising that the Nationals were able to acquire Fister without giving up a…
Oct 7, 2013, 7:33 PM EDT
For the second year in a row, the Cardinals will turn to Adam Wainwright in a decisive NLDS Game 5. Last year, they escaped with a win, but it was with no help from their ace. Wainwright was tagged for six runs in 2 1/3 innings by the Nationals in Game 5 of the NLDS…
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