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Matt Shoemaker | Starting Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/27/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Matt Shoemaker was fantastic in his return to the Angels rotation on Wednesday, allowing just one hit over 7 1/3 innings in a 2-0 win over the Tigers.
Shoemaker was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on August 16, but he rejoined the rotation on Thursday to pitch his best game of the season. The 28-year-old right-hander struck out five and walked one, with only an Anthony Gose single registering for a hit over his 7 1/3 innings of work. Don't expect these kinds of starts on a regular basis, but Shoemaker can be used as a match-up play in select situations. He takes a 4.48 ERA and 1.24 WHIP into his next start, a road showdown with the A's. Aug 27 - 3:56 PM

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

Shoemaker will rejoin the Angels' starting rotation on Thursday afternoon against the Tigers. He's been a disappointment this season in the followup to his breakout 2014, but there might be a matchup or two where he makes sense as a fantasy streamer. Shoemaker, 28, holds a 3.76 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, and 8.2 K/9 in 258 1/3 career major league frames.
Aug 27 - 10:43 AM

Matt Shoemaker is expected to start on Thursday versus the Tigers.

The Angels need a fifth starter with Nick Tropeano being sent down last week and they'll give Shoemaker another shot. He's been terribly inconsistent for the Halos with a 4.76 ERA over 117 1/3 innings this season.
Aug 26 - 3:20 PM

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

It had looked as though the 28-year-old had figured things out and begun to turn his season around before getting blasted for 13 runs over 7 1/3 innings in his last two starts. Expect him to rejoin the Angels in September, though he'll probably be relegated to bullpen duty.
Aug 16 - 4:21 PM

Matt Shoemaker was rocked by the Royals in Saturday's loss, allowing six runs on seven hits over 1 2/3 innings.

Shoemaker allowed seven runs to the White Sox in his last start. He at least lasted 5 2/3 innings in that outing, but on Saturday, he couldn't even make it out of the second. The sudden spate of runs against Shoemaker is made doubly strange by the fact that prior to the White Sox debacle, he had tossed 19 straight scoreless innings. He'll try to work back toward that track when he takes a 4.76 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 105/30 K/BB ratio (in 115 2/3 innings) into his next start, a home outing against the aforementioned White Sox.
Aug 15 - 10:43 PM

Matt Shoemaker surrendered seven runs in 5 2/3 innings, losing badly to the White Sox on Monday.

Shoemaker allowed three home runs. The first two were solo shots to Tyler Flowers and Avisail Garcia in the third and fourth innings, respectively, but Garcia returned to break the game open with a three-run shot in the sixth to make it 6-0. All told, Shoemaker gave up nine hits, walked none, and struck out four. He was pitching well, coming into the game with 19 consecutive scoreless innings. He will bring a 4.36 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP, and a 105/27 K/BB ratio over 115 2/3 innings into a road start versus the Royals this weekend.
Aug 10 - 11:11 PM

Matt Shoemaker continued to pitch well, tossing six scoreless innings in a no-decision as the Angels lost in 12 innings to the Indians on Tuesday.

Shoemaker scattered five hits and two walks while striking out 10 batters. He's been utterly dominant, sporting a 1.69 ERA in his last seven starts. He last allowed a run in the first inning on July 12, a span of 19 innings. Shoemaker now has a 4.01 ERA, a 1.22 WHIP, and a 101/27 K/BB ratio over 110 innings. He'll get the White Sox in a road start next.
Aug 5 - 1:46 AM

Matt Shoemaker blanked the Astros for seven innings, allowing just three hits and striking out seven, in a no-decision Thursday.

Shoemaker was supposed to be bumped from the Angels rotation by now. Instead, he's back looking like a legitimate mixed-league SP with his performance of late. It's going to leave the Angels with a very difficult call to make on Jered Weaver. Their current five would seem to be their best five.
Jul 31 - 12:48 AM

Matt Shoemaker dominated the Twins in Tuesday's win, striking out 10 batters in six shutout innings.

The right-hander held the Twins to two hits (both singles) and three walks in the effort, what turned out to be one of his best starts of the season. Shoemaker has a mediocre 4.55 ERA with a 1.27 WHIP, and an 84/24 K/BB ratio over 97 innings, but we'd bet on that ERA coming down as the season wanes. He'll take on the Rangers at home next.
Jul 22 - 1:15 AM

Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register suspects Matt Shoemaker will be the odd man out in the Angels' rotation when Jered Weaver (hip) returns.

Weaver is scheduled to throw another simulated game on Wednesday, so he's getting pretty close. Andrew Heaney has been very good since his late-June promotion and Shoemaker has regressed predictably after his out-of-nowhere 2014 season. It's not clear whether Shoemaker will be sent to Triple-A or moved into a long relief role.
Jul 16 - 2:28 PM

Matt Shoemaker held the Rockies to two runs over 5 2/3 innings in Wednesday's no-decision.

Shoemaker gave up eight hits and two walks while striking out two. His case to remain in the rotation when Jered Weaver (hip) returns remains shaky. Here's the facts: Shoemaker is 4-7 with a 4.80 ERA and 1.30 WHIP. He's been unable to build upon his excellent 2014 season (16-4, 3.04 ERA), a development that his Triple-A numbers suggested was inevitable.
Jul 9 - 2:18 AM

Matt Shoemaker yielded two runs in 5 2/3 innings but was handed a loss on Wednesday against the Yankees.

Opposing starter Nathan Eovaldi was just a bit better on this particular evening. Shoemaker allowed seven hits and a walk while striking out three. One of the hits was a solo home run to Garrett Jones in the sixth inning. Shoemaker will bring a 4.91 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, and a 71/19 K/BB ratio over 84 1/3 innings into a road start versus the Rockies.
Jul 1 - 10:46 PM

Matt Shoemaker's next scheduled start has been pushed back from Wednesday to Friday against the Mariners.

The Angels have shifted Shoemaker around a couple times this month, as they no doubt have been frustrated by his inconsistency. The right-hander has a nice 66/16 K/BB ratio in 72 2/3 innings this season but has allowed 15 home runs and sports a 5.20 ERA.
Jun 24 - 12:36 PM

Matt Shoemaker was tagged for five runs over four innings Friday in a no-decision against the Athletics.

Shoemaker allowed eight hits, including a three-run homer to Ben Zobrist and a solo shot to Stephen Vogt. Fortunately for him, the Angels' offense bailed him out. Shoemaker struck out a pair and walked one and now owns a disappointing 5.20 ERA through 13 starts this season. While he has a solid 66/16 K/BB ratio in 72 2/3 innings, he has allowed 15 home runs.
Jun 20 - 2:27 PM

Matt Shoemaker failed to match Sonny Gray's efforts in Sunday's loss to the A's, allowing four runs (three earned) over 5 2/3 innings.

Facing off against Sonny Gray, Shoemaker struck out five without walking a batter. The A's managed six hits against him in what was a sloppy games by both teams, with the Angels committing three errors and the A's committing two. Three of the four runs against Shoemaker scored in the sixth inning. The 28-year-old right-hander is the unfortunate owner of a 4.85 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 64/15 K/BB ratio over 69 innings. While the strikeout numbers are just dandy, the ERA sings a different tune. Shoemaker will face off with Gray again next Friday, though he won't have the home crowd behind him next time around.
Jun 14 - 6:56 PM

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