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MASN: Matt Williams says Gio Gonzalez’s shoulder is fine, but Gonzalez is not so sure

Mattnetic Resonance Imaging results are in…

Manager Matt Williams said in his postgame news conference following a 5-2 loss to the Mets Saturday that Gio Gonzalez’s shoulder issue from earlier in the season is not the reason for the Nationals left-hander’s two rough outings in a row.

But if it is not a health reason for Gonzalez’s problems on the hill, what is it?

“I can’t put a finger on that because I don’t know,” Williams said. “There’s no difference in velocity. He’s running it in there at 94 mph. It doesn’t feel like that. He’s had a little tight shoulder earlier this year, but has continued to pitch and tells us that he feels good. So I don’t know. I don’t see that, though.”

Williams said Gonzalez has continued to get treatment on the sore shoulder. He believes it is just inconsistency right now.

“His release point is all over the place, but that’s somewhat typical of him sometimes,” Williams said. “And he tends to zone it in as he gets into the game. But the last two, that hasn’t been the case. It’s been falling behind and coming to the hitters and they’ve been whacking it. So, do a little better job of zoning in early, if that’s the case.”

But after the game, Gonzalez sounds like a player who is having trouble with his shoulder.

“It is just one of those things you’ve got to keep grinding through, just trying to find out what it is,” Gonzalez said. “Hopefully something positive comes out of it. Other than that, try to stay positive.

Repoz Posted: May 18, 2014 at 09:32 AM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. sjberke Posted: May 18, 2014 at 11:23 AM (#4709075)
Gio just got put on 15-day DL--shoulder inflammation.
   2. puck Posted: May 18, 2014 at 12:38 PM (#4709106)
Andrew Cashner was put on the 15-day DL with elbow soreness. MRI is scheduled.
   3. Joey B. is counting the days to Trea Turner Posted: May 18, 2014 at 12:46 PM (#4709113)
It's incredible that we're somehow only half a game out with all of these damn injuries we've had. It's absolutely ****ing absurd how injury prone these guys are; I've never seen anything like it.
   4. Lassus Posted: May 18, 2014 at 12:51 PM (#4709117)
Gio just got put on 15-day DL--shoulder inflammation.

And then Williams ordered an 11-year-old kid to bean him.
   5. pkb33 Posted: May 18, 2014 at 08:00 PM (#4709277)
Williams is going to ask him to slide head-first a few times during infield drills just to be sure he's still trying to hustle while on the DL...
   6. Bote Man Posted: May 18, 2014 at 11:06 PM (#4709311)
@DrRaySolano: May take Gio [4-5 days] to recover from injection required for arthrogram MRI. Dye can create soreness & instability in the joint.

Sounds like Gio was going on the DL no matter what after that. He himself admitted that his arm slot was dropping and that affected his pitch location, regardless of the fact that his speed was good.

Either way, Gio always struck me as a bit of a head case. When he's on, he's great. When the least little thing gets in his head (like dropping a catchable foul popup) he's useless at that point and you might as well bring in Stammen or Detwiler to pitch a few innings. I think there might have been a little of both factors at work in his latest outing.

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