|Bats / Throws||Left / Left|
|Date of Birth||2/16/1992|
|Height, Weight||6'1", 195 lbs|
|From||Fort Collins, CO|
|Drafted||2013 - Rd 1|
Gonzales (8-6) picked up the win Wednesday in an 8-2 victory over the Royals, allowing two runs on six hits and a walk over 6.2 innings while striking out five.
The southpaw earned his third straight win while delivering his ninth quality start of the season. Gonzales will carry a 4.38 ERA and 67:28 K:BB through 96.2 innings into his next outing Tuesday in Milwaukee.
Gonzales (7-6) lasted seven innings to earn the win against the A's on Friday, allowing two runs (one earned) on seven hits and two walks while striking out three.
Gonzales completed seven innings or more for the fifth time this season to picked up his second win against Oakland. It wasn't a dominant outing by any means, but the southpaw effectively prevented Oakland's seven hits from turning into more than a pair of runs while only handing out two free passes. The 27-year-old will carry 4.50 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 62:27 K:BB into a matchup Wednesday against Kansas City.
Gonzales will start Friday against Oakland instead of Thursday against Minnesota as originally scheduled, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
The reason for the switch is not immediately clear. Gonzales will face an easier opponent in a more pitcher-friendly park this week but will lose out on a shot at a two-start week next week. Yusei Kikuchi will start Thursday.
Gonzales (6-6) picked up the win Friday, holding the Angels to two runs on two hits and three walks while striking out five through 5.2 innings.
Gonzales surrendered a home run to Kole Calhoun in the second inning and an RBI single to Tommy La Stella in the sixth, but otherwise the 27-year-old looked solid against the Angels. The strong outing was nice to see after Gonzales had gotten shelled in his previous two starts against the Angels and Rangers. Through 15 appearances this season, the left-hander owns a 4.77 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 59:25 K:BB. He'll look to remain in the win column Thursday against the Twins.