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With Gio Gonzalez on the mound, the Phillies offense stood no chance today. (AP) After stealing a victory from the Phillies last night, the Nationals asserted their dominance today, beating the Phils 7-1, widening their lead in first place, and assuring themselves at least a series victory.Unfamiliar with Gonzalez, Offense Is Dormant: - Only two Phillies in today’s lineup–Placido Polanco and Ty Wigginton– had previously faced Gio Gonzalez, and the unfamiliarity was a clear detriment to the offense. The team had the right approach, taking more pitches than they usually do and working deeper counts. Despite those deep counts, they could only muster one walk off Gonzalez in seven innings. Combine that with the four hits and one run they mustered off the left-hander, and it made for a frustrating afternoon. Credit Gonzalez for mixing in a ton of breaking balls, preventing the Phillies from getting very much solid contact.Gonzalez Retrospective:- It was tough to watch Gonzalez, who w...
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