VIERA (CBSMiami/AP) – Washington’s top-notch rotation saw a minor hiccup on Saturday. Gio Gonzalez, the Nationals’ left-hander, gave up three straight hits, including a two-run double in what turned into a 4-0 Marlins’ victory.
“They were swinging early,” Gonzalez said. “I mean the first three batters, I must have thrown five pitches. It’s just the way it is.”
Aside from that, both Gonzalez and Nationals manager Matt Williams were content with the pitcher’s day after allowing four runs and four hits in 2 2/3 innings.
“He threw first-pitch strikes to most guys and his curveball was good,” Williams said. “I thought it was really good. He had good velocity, 93-95. He felt good about it and so did I.”
Gonzalez, who struggled with shoulder issues last season when he went 10-10 with a 3.57 ERA, is just glad to be healthy again. He said…
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