"He's a great example to pitchers not only with our team but in the organization about pitching instead of throwing," Showalter said. "He's a guy that understands the art of pitching."
With a sneaky fastball and good command of the strike zone, Gonzalez poses a tough test for the Yankees. He's 2-0 with a 2.63 ERA in two starts in the Bronx this season, striking out 17 and walking only one in 13 2-3 innings.
Nick Swisher, Robinson Cano, Mark Teixeira and Curtis Granderson are a combined 0 for 21 with 12 strikeouts against him. Alex Rodriguez, who is 1 for 9 with five Ks this series, has never faced Gonzalez.
After watching teammates Jason Hammel and Wie-Yin Chen shut down the Yankees' powerful lineup in the first two games of the series, Gonzalez doesn't plan on doing anything different at Yankee Stadium, where the Orioles are 6-3 this season.
"I think I'm just going to stay within myself and make good pitches and get guys out," Gonzalez said, "and try to get them as fast as possible."