Jul 9, 2015, 2:41 PM EDT
Gio Gonzalez will get the start for the Nats in their series-opener against the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night, the team announced on Thursday afternoon.
Gonzalez was scheduled to start on Wednesday before the Nats’ game against the Cincinnati Reds was postponed due to rain. The rotation for the rest of the weekend has yet to be revealed.
Gonzalez last pitched on July 3 against the San Francisco Giants. He gave up one run in seven innings with six strikeouts and no walks. He is 6-4 with a 4.16 ERA this season.
With Wednesday’s game rained out, an off-day on Thursday and the All-Star break starting Monday, the Nationals have several options regarding their rotation for their series in Baltimore. Jordan Zimmermann, Doug Fister and Max Scherzer are all lined up to be able to start this weekend. One of them will have to be left to skip their start, possibly Scherzer who could then appear in Tuesday’s All-Star game in Cincinnati.
The Nationals return to action next Friday, July 17 against the Los Angeles Dodgers at home.
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