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Matt Shoemaker | Starting Pitcher | #52

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (29) / 9/27/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Eastern Michigan
Drafted: 2008 / UDFA / LAA
Contract: view contract details

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Matt Shoemaker allowed three earned runs over 7 1/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Astros.
Shoemaker was dominating until the bottom of the sixth, when Jose Altuve slugged a solo home run. Marwin Gonzalez then tripled home George Springer in the bottom of the eighth and scored the Astros' third run on a Carlos Correa groundout. Shoemaker gave up eight total hits while also walking two. He'll try for better next week against these same Astros. Jun 22 - 5:27 PM

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Matt Shoemaker yielded two runs -- one earned -- in six innings Friday in a no-decision against the Athletics.

Shoemaker struck out seven and walked one, which qualifies as his worst K/BB ratio in his last six starts. He has a 1.88 ERA and a 55/2 K/BB ratio in those six outings, but the Angels offense has been so bad that the team has won just two of those games (and only one of those was credited to Shoemaker).
Jun 18 - 1:59 AM

Matt Shoemaker struck out 11 batters in eight innings without allowing any runs on three hits but had to settle for a no decision when Huston Street blew the save in a 4-3 Angels victory over the Indians on Saturday.

Shoemaker extended his streak to 49 strikeouts without a walk before issuing a free pass to Carlos Santana in the seventh inning. Shoemaker was awful early in the season but he has certainly turned that around for several starts now. He has a 4.76 ERA with 70 strikeouts and 14 walks in 68 innings.
Jun 12 - 3:20 AM

Matt Shoemaker had another nice start but suffered a loss Monday, getting charged with four runs over 7 2/3 frames versus the Yankees.

Shoemaker cruised through 6 2/3 shutout innings between allowing back-to-back solo homers to Brian McCann and Starlin Castro to tie the game. The last two runs charged to him scored after he was pulled, as Jose Alvarez served up a two-out, three-run blast in the eighth inning to Carlos Beltran, who was the first batter he faced. Shoemaker struck out six and didn't walk anyone and now has a 37/0 K/BB ratio over his last four starts. He'll get the Indians at home this weekend.
Jun 6 - 10:08 PM

Matt Shoemaker lost despite holding the Tigers to two runs in seven innings on Wednesday.

Shoemaker struck out eight and walked none in another strong outing. In his last three starts, he has 31 strikeouts and no walks. Even with little run support coming his way, it's time to consider grabbing him in mixed leagues.
Jun 1 - 10:53 PM

Matt Shoemaker took a shutout into the ninth before being charged with two runs in 8 1/3 innings Friday in a defeat of the Astros.

Shoemaker struck out 11 before giving up singles to two of the three batters he faced in the ninth. Cam Bedrosian entered then and allowed both inherited runners to score, ending Shoemaker's scoreless streak that started with 7 1/3 shutout frames against the Orioles on Saturday. Shoemaker still seems risky in mixed leagues, but he should certainly be grabbed in any AL-only leagues in which he's available.
May 28 - 1:13 AM

Matt Shoemaker was brilliant in earning a no-decision in Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Orioles, fanning 12 over 7 1/3 innings of shutout ball.

Shoemaker scattered three hits and did not walk a batter. Manager Mike Scioscia let him give the eighth inning a crack, but lifted him after a passed-ball strikeout allowed Jonathan Schoop to reach with one out. Alas, Shoemaker will need to put in a few more starts like this if he wants to drag his numbers back to respectability. He still holds a 6.81 ERA, 1.57 WHIP and 34/13 K/BB ratio through eight starts (37 1/3 innings). A home date with the Astros awaits him next time out.
May 22 - 1:22 AM

Matt Shoemaker improved to 2-5 after allowing three runs in five innings Monday against the Dodgers.

Shoemaker got to hang around after giving up four runs in four innings Wednesday in his first start back from the minors. The Angels still would prefer not to have him in the rotation right now, but their options are pretty limited. He gave them just enough with the offense having a good night tonight.
May 17 - 3:03 AM

Matt Shoemaker dropped to 1-5 after giving up four runs and seven hits in four innings Wednesday against the Cardinals.

Shoemaker was brought back to the majors as a result of Garrett Richards' injury. He might head back to Triple-A now with Jhoulys Chacin about to join the team.
May 12 - 1:39 AM

Angels recalled RHP Matt Shoemaker from Triple-A Salt Lake.

Shoemaker will start for the Angels on Wednesday night against the Cardinals. He had a 9.15 ERA and 1.89 WHIP over his first five starts this season with Anaheim.
May 11 - 2:22 PM

Matt Shoemaker will be called up to start Wednesday versus the Cardinals.

Shoemaker was demoted to Triple-A Salt Lake on May 1 after posting a 9.15 ERA and 1.89 WHIP over his first 20 2/3 innings (five starts) this season. He could stick around for a while due to the Angels' lack of starting pitching depth, but the 29-year-old right-hander is going to make for a poor fantasy bet in most matchups.
May 10 - 7:15 PM

Matt Shoemaker is a candidate to start Wednesday's game against the Cardinals.

Cory Rasmus, who started in Garrett Richards' place Friday against the Rays, is also being considered. Shoemaker was sent down earlier this month following a brutal opening month, but he looked dominant in his first start for Triple-A Salt Lake Friday against Reno (6 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 8 Ks). With Richards (elbow), Andrew Heaney (elbow) and C.J. Wilson (shoulder) all sidelined, the Angels need all the starting pitching help they can get.
May 7 - 7:35 PM

Angels optioned RHP Matt Shoemaker to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Shoemaker holds a 9.15 ERA in 20 2/3 innings this season and the Angels can get by without a fifth starter for a while, so this was a rather obvious move. It's not a given that the righty rejoins the rotation later this month.
May 1 - 12:56 PM

Matt Shoemaker experienced The Bad Start on Saturday against the Rangers, getting torched for seven runs on a whopping nine hits in just 2 1/3 innings.

Shoemaker gave up hits to seven of the eight batters he faced in the bottom of the third inning, finally getting replaced after Mitch Moreland launched a three-run shot to right field and the red-hot Elvis Andrus immediately followed with a double. The 29-year-old picked up his fourth loss of the young season, and the fantasy darling that posted a 3.04 ERA in 2014 now feels like a completely different person. He owns a 9.15 ERA in 20 2/3 innings, while his walk rate now sits at 4.35 BB/9. It’s ugly all around. Should he get another start, Shoemaker will face off against the Rays at home next Friday.
Apr 30 - 11:43 PM

Matt Shoemaker allowed seven runs -- six earned -- over three-plus innings Sunday in a loss to the Mariners.

It's actually impressive that Shoemaker was able to make it into the fourth inning after the M's pounced for four runs in the top of the first. The right-hander gave up six total hits, including a first-inning three-run shot to Kyle Seager and a fourth-inning two-run bomb to Leonys Martin. Shoemaker will carry a rough 6.87 ERA into his next start on the road against the Rangers.
Apr 24 - 6:48 PM

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Starting Pitcher
S1Jered Weaver
2Hector Santiago
3Nick Tropeano
4C.J. Wilson
5Andrew Heaney
6Jhoulys Chacin
7Garrett Richards
8Matt Shoemaker
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4Cory Rasmus
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6Mike Morin
7Cam Bedrosian
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