Gio Gonzalez took a loss in his major league debut after allowing four runs in six-plus innings against the Blue Jays.
Gonzalez allowed four hits, walked two and struck out four. 55 of his 95 pitches were strikes. He started off throwing 90-91 with his heater, but he was typically at 87-88 by the end of his outing. That's not really anything new for him, though. Gonzalez will face the Rays next time out.
Thu, Aug 7 LHP Gio Gonzalez made his major league debut on Wednesday night in Toronto. After allowing a three-run homer to Rod Barajas in the first inning, Gonzalez settled down and didn't allow a hit from the second through the sixth innings, retiring 16 of 17.
Yahoo. The bold part is the most important part of the two blurbs. Encouraging but I dont think I will be starting him v Tampa. Especially if that start is on the road.