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Matt Shoemaker | Starting Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/27/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Matt Shoemaker picked up his ninth victory of the season on Friday, limiting the Rays to three runs (two earned) on eight hits over his five innings of work.
The young right-hander struck out just one without walking a batter in the ballgame. The Angels terrific bullpen took over from there, with Jason Grilli, Kevin Jepsen, Joe Smith and Huston Street each working a scoreless inning to close out the game. Now 9-3, Shoemaker will carry a 4.09 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 78/15 K/BB ratio into Wednesday's matchup against the Dodgers. Aug 1 - 11:02 PM

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Matt Shoemaker allowed three hits over seven innings and combined with two relievers on a shutout of the Tigers on Saturday.

Just when it seemed Shoemaker's run of good luck was up, he comes up with a gem against one of the AL's best lineups to improve to 8-3 with a 4.13 ERA. Whatever chances there were of the Angels trading for another starting pitcher took a hit tonight. Still, we don't recommend Shoemaker as a mixed-league pickup.
Jul 27 - 12:44 AM

Matt Shoemaker struck out 10 but fell to 7-3, allowing four runs over 5 2/3 innings as the Angels lost to the Orioles 4-2 on Monday.

Shoemaker didn't walk a batter and surrendered five hits. He would have won this game, but couldn't figure out how to pitch to Adam Jones, against whom he served up a pair of two-run homers. The right-hander has shuffled between the rotation and bullpen all year, entering this contest 6-1 with a 4.15 ERA as a starter. Despite the loss, the Angels are the majors' best home team at 34-17.
Jul 22 - 1:16 AM

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Monday that Matt Shoemaker will remain in the rotation and Hector Santiago will be sent to the bullpen.

The club has no plans to send Santiago to Triple-A to remain stretched out, as they want him available as a weapon out of the 'pen. Shoemaker holds a 4.35 ERA but has put up a 60/15 K/BB ratio over 60 innings this season. Given his career 4.52 ERA in the minors, we can't expect much going forward from the righty.
Jul 7 - 7:36 PM

Matt Shoemaker delivered a quality performance Thursday against the Astros, allowing two runs on seven hits over six innings of a victory.

Shoemaker punched out seven and walked three. He began the year 5-0 with a 3.00 ERA in seven starts but got blasted for eight runs and 11 hits in four innings Friday against Kansas City. Overall though, the 27-year-old right-hander has been a good addition to the rotation, going 6-2 with 4.35 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 60/15 K/BB ratio over 60 innings. Shoemaker welcomes the Blue Jays to Los Angeles next week.
Jul 4 - 1:17 AM

Matt Shoemaker allowed eight runs in just four innings in Friday's 8-6 loss to the Royals.

Shoemaker simply didn't have it. The eight runs and eleven hits allowed were both season highs. The Royals battered him in the third inning, putting up seven runs, the big blow being an Omar Infante grand slam. The debacle popped Shoemaker's ERA up to an even 4.50. Disappointing start aside, Shoemaker had actually been pitching incredibly well as of late, lasting seven-plus innings in each of his last two starts. He'll look to rebound when he goes up against the White Sox in his next start.
Jun 27 - 11:38 PM

Matt Shoemaker delivered another impressive outing in Sunday’s victory over the Rangers, allowing just one run on eight hits over 7 2/3 strong innings.

Shoemaker racked up six strikeouts on the night and walks a pair. The 27-year-old right-hander has been a tremendous addition to the Angels rotation, posting a 5-1 record, 3.42 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 51/11 K/BB ratio over his first 50 innings. He’ll look to continue that dominance when he does battle against the Royals in Kansas City on Saturday.
Jun 22 - 11:10 PM

Matt Shoemaker improved to 4-1, allowing two runs over eight innings as the Angels defeated the Indians 9-3 on Tuesday.

Shoemaker could have gone for the complete game, but a short rain delay before the bottom of the ninth put the kibosh on that idea. The right-hander allowed five hits, walked one, and struck out a career-high 10 batters. Shoemaker now has a 3.83 ERA with a 1.13 WHIP and a 45/9 K/BB ratio in 42 1/3 innings. He has been in and out of the rotation throughout the season, but if Tuesday's outing grants him more time, he'll face the Rangers at home next.
Jun 17 - 11:07 PM

Matt Shoemaker allowed 3 ER on 4 hits in 5 1/3 innings against the Mariners on Thursday. He struck out six and picked up his third win.

Shoemaker, who was called up from Triple-A Salt Lake on Wednesday, put on a good road showing as he lasted into the sixth and was pulled at just 73 pitches. He had the benefit of facing a Robinson Cano-less lineup. Michael Saunders did the only real damage to Shoemaker's line, smacking a two-run homer in the fourth and a sacrifice fly in the sixth (the sacrifice fly was off of Kevin Jepsen, who came in to relieve Shoemaker with two on in the sixth). On the season, he's put up a 3.54 ERA while being shuttled up and down from AAA.
May 30 - 1:33 AM

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

Shoemaker will start for the Angels on Thursday. He owns a 3.18 ERA and 1.15 WHIP in 22 2/3 innings with the big club this season. He takes the roster spot of Sean Burnett.
May 28 - 6:46 PM

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

Shoemaker has a 3.18 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and 20 strikeouts in 22 2/3 innings this season, but that wasn't enough to save his job. He should get another shot later this year.
May 25 - 1:32 PM

Matt Shoemaker gave up three runs -- two earned -- in five innings Saturday in a no-decision vs. the Royals.

Kansas City won it in extra innings. Shoemaker again had good results, striking out six batters while issuing only one walk. He has a 3.18 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and 20 strikeouts in 22 2/3 innings this season, but regression is probably afoot for the 27-year-old. He will meet the Mariners in Seattle next time through.
May 25 - 12:13 AM

Matt Shoemaker allowed one run over six innings and struck out six in a victory over the Rays on Sunday.

Shoemaker has pitched well in both starts since replacing Hector Santiago in the rotation, giving up three runs over 11 innings. He lacks top-notch stuff and his minor league results have been rather unimpressive even after accounting for the fact that he's spent so much time in hitter's parks. In other words, fantasy leaguers should tread carefully. He's not a mixed-league option.
May 18 - 7:16 PM

Matt Shoemaker earned his first career victory, allowing two runs over five innings as the Angels defeated the Phillies on Tuesday.

Shoemaker is auditioning for the rotation spot vacated by the struggling Hector Santiago. The right-hander didn't have great results with Triple-A Salt Lake, but averaged better than a strikeout per inning and nearly three strikeouts for every one walk. On Tuesday, he allowed just three hits and a walk while striking out three. His next audition will come at home against the Rays.
May 13 - 10:19 PM

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

As expected, Shoemaker will make the start Tuesday against the Phillies. The 27-year-old had a 6.31 ERA through five starts in Triple-A this season and isn't a recommended option in fantasy leagues.
May 13 - 3:36 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Chris Iannetta
2Hank Conger
1B1Albert Pujols
2B1Howie Kendrick
SS1Erick Aybar
2John McDonald
3B1David Freese
LF1Josh Hamilton
2Grant Green
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
2Collin Cowgill
3J.B. Shuck
DH1C.J. Cron
2Efren Navarro
3J.B. Shuck
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jered Weaver
2C.J. Wilson
3Garrett Richards
4Tyler Skaggs
5Matt Shoemaker
6Hector Santiago
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Jason Grilli
4Kevin Jepsen
5Joe Thatcher
6Mike Morin
7Cory Rasmus
8Michael Roth
9Brian Moran
10Ryan Brasier
11Sean Burnett