Washington Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez disclosed he already is pitching through a minor injury, related to off-the-field, interspecies roughhousing. After posting two strikeouts and a walk over two scoreless innings in his spring debut Monday night, Gonzalez was asked about the fresh scar on his forehead. Had he taken a line drive there while nobody was looking? Had he cut himself shaving where there was no hair?
It’s almost that silly. Dan Kolko of MASN reports that Gonzalez was a victim of friendly fire, courtesy of Hollywood, his pet bulldog: