Watch: Gio González remembers his major league debut

On Friday evening in Milwaukee, Gio González will make arguably the biggest start of his career in Game 1 of the NLCS.

González ‘s career began inauspiciously on Aug. 6, 2008, at Rogers Centre in Toronto. González, then with the Oakland A’s, allowed four earned runs in six innings and took the loss.

Things have clearly changed. Have his feelings about taking the mound changed as well?

“I just want to pitch,” González told the media Thursday. “I’m grateful I get to pitch another postseason game and with another team now. Again, I was almost on my way home the end of September. So to sit here, and I’m pitching Game 1 of the second round, I think that’s – it’s pretty remarkable, pretty incredible, and hopefully I get to tell my kids about this one day.”

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