PHILADELPHIA — There was a time when a 6-inning, 3-run start would have disappointed Gio Gonzalez. But these days, the Nationals’ erratic left-hander is finding the positives in each of his outings, so his latest one Tuesday night against the Phillies left him more encouraged than discouraged.
“It’s progress,” Gonzalez said. “Obviously, everyone wants to go six, seven innings scoreless, eight innings scoreless. … It’s a work in progress. I knew it was going to be a tough game from the beginning. Cole Hamels has been pitching great. I was going to try to match him up as much as possible.”