Gio Gonzalez shook off the negativity surrounding him this spring and pitched two hitless innings for the Washington Nationals on Monday night in a 6-4 win over the New York Mets.
Gonzalez struck out three and walked one.
The lefty was 21-8 last season. His name recently was linked to a Miami-area clinic under investigation by Major League Baseball for allegedly supplying performance-enhancing drugs to players. Gonzalez denied getting PEDs from the clinic, and last week said the players' union told him blood and urine tests he took after the report had come back clean.
Eury Perez had three hits and scored twice for the Nationals. Ike Davis hit a long home run for the Mets.