Mike Trout walked to start the sixth. Albert Pujols followed and doubled down the third-base line, scoring Trout to tie the score at 1. Manager Matt Williams then took Gonzalez out of the game in favor of Aaron Barrett because Gonzalez was experiencing his shoulder problems. It was cold and Williams didn't want to take any chances. The injury is not considered serious and Gonzalez is expected to make his next start against the Phillies next week.
"After the fifth inning, it started getting a little colder. [The shoulder] felt a little tight," Gonzalez said. "Matt started seeing it in the sixth inning. I feel fine now. I did all my exercises. I feel great. Next question."
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.