Miguel Gonzalez gets the start tonight in Pittsburgh – his first since May 10, when he had a quality start in a no-decision against Houston. His last outing was in relief of Kevin Gausman on Wednesday.
Earlier this week in Kansas City, I asked Gonzalez if he knew which day he’d be starting in Pittsburgh, and he said he really hoped it was Tuesday, because his competitive juices were overflowing and he was dying to start again.
He obviously has had some struggles this season (his ERA is 4.76), but there may be no Orioles player who loves pitching and wants the ball more than Gonzalez. I guess that happens when injuries threaten to ruin your career several times.