Found April 04, 2013 on Sportress of Blogitude:
Gio Gonzalez took the hill for his Washington Nationals on Wednesday for a tilt against the Miami Marlins at a chilly Nationals Park. Gonzalez performed more than admirably, pitching 6 innings of shutout ball with 5 strikeouts. Gonzalez even had a hand in contributing to the team’s offensive cause, hitting his second career home run in the 5th inning of Washington’s 3-0 shutout win over Miami. Speaking of hand, Gonzalez had a quote for the ages following the game about having to pitch in less-than-balmy April temperatures. And it’s a real doozy of a humdinger of a quote. Speaking to MASN broadcaster Bob Carpenter following the game, here’s what Gio Gonzalez had to say about weathering the chilly weather (via D.C. Sports Bog): “It was definitely difficult, especially with this cold weather,” he said. “It was tough to get a grip. I felt like I was making love to my hand. Just one of those things where I was constantly trying to find some grip, somehow, some way. The rosin bag, whateve...
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