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Fake Teams Fantasy Player of the Day: Nationals Starter Tom Gorzelanny

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WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 02:  Tom Gorzelanny #32 of the Washington Nationals pitches against the San Francisco Giants at Nationals Park on May 2, 2011 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 02: Tom Gorzelanny #32 of the Washington Nationals pitches against the San Francisco Giants at Nationals Park on May 2, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
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Tom Gorzelanny came into Monday night's game without a win, despite giving up 2 runs or less in 3 of his previous 4 starts, so he took it out on the Giants lineup as he shut them out for 8 innings. He limited the Giants to 4 hits and no walks and struck out 7. For the season, he is 1-2 with a solid 2.93 ERA and an excellent 0.91 WHIP, and a 23-9 K/BB rate. He is limiting hitters to a measly .174 BAA so far this season.

Gorzelanny has had trouble staying healthy in his career, as he hasn't made more than 30 starts in a season since 2007, where he went 14-10 with the Pirates with an ERA of 3.88 and a K rate of just over 6.00. Since 2008, he has been more of a strikeout pitcher, striking out anywhere from 7.5-9.0 batters per nine innings.

Gorzo, as he is called, well, that's what I call him, is rosterable in NL-only leagues, and is more of a spot starter in mixed leagues.