Gio Gonzalez Hugs Kurt Suzuki, Loving Natitude

DC Sports Nexus ---- Saturday, May 18, 2013

Gio Gonzalez was one strike away from completing 7 strong innings on Friday night against the San Diego Padres.  But the lefty held on to his last pitch a little too long and his nasty curve hit the Padres batter right in the foot, ending Gio's night at 115 pitches.

After the ball hit the player's foot, Nats catcher Kurt Suzuki pounded the dirt.  He knew his buddy Gio had thrown his last pitch, and was so close to ending on a high note.  Suzuki walked out to the mound as Davey Johnson made the pitching change and he gave Gio a little head rub to show that he felt his pain.   Later when the inning was over, Suzuki and Gio smiled at each other and gave each other a hug Check out the GIF.

Last season the Nats were hugging more.  If they keep playing strong they will be hugging much more.

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