But Gonzalez blamed himself for the three runs to score.
"What affected me was falling behind hitters ... I wasn't attacking the strike zone as much," Gonzalez said. "Realistically, it happens in baseball. As a starting pitcher, you have to go out there and minimize the damage. Obviously, I didn't do that. I have to make a better pitch to Hechavarria. Even knowing the situation, you have to make the adjustment. Again, that's all me."
After that, Gonzalez would allow three more runs. Stanton highlighted the scoring with an RBI triple.
"The derailing factor was giving the extra [out in the fourth inning]," manager Matt Williams said. "I thought [Gonzalez] was fine up until that point. One swing of the bat. It's three runs. It's tough to come back from that and [the Marlins] added a couple."
Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the time. He also could be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.