Though his win-loss record doesn't show it, Gio Gonzalez has been one of the hottest pitchers in baseball for the past six weeks.
The Washington Nationals hope to provide enough run support for Gonzalez to earn his first victory in that span as they host the NL West-leading Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night.
Gonzalez (3-3, 3.34 ERA) has a 2.18 ERA over his last eight starts, though he's 0-1 in that stretch. He allowed two runs and struck out a season-high 11 through seven innings of Wednesday's 6-2, 11-inning win over Philadelphia.
The left-hander, who has pitched at least six innings while giving up two or fewer earned runs in seven of his last eight starts, received only one run of support Wednesday and has a 2.18 run-support average since beating Pittsburgh on May 5.
The Nationals put up plenty of runs for Gonzalez in his only start versus the Diamondbacks as he allowed one run in seven innings of a 7-2 win July 3, 2011.
This time Gonzalez will oppose former teammate Tre...