After he left the game, Gonzalez threw 15 more pitches in the bullpen. In his next start, Gonzalez is expected to go more than two innings.
"My arm felt fantastic. My shoulder felt great," Gonzalez said. "I wasn't thinking about pitch count or anything like that. I was just going out there and attacking the strike zone."
Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the Time. He also can be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.