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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 struggled with his command a bit in Sunday's no-decision against the Tigers, issuing four free passes over 5 1/3 innings.
Shoemaker allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits on the night while punching out five. The only earned run he surrendered came home on a sacrifice fly by James McCann in the second inning. While he has been much better of late, the right-hander still sports an unsightly 5.08 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 53/14 K/BB ratio across 56 2/3 innings on the year. He'll look to get back in the win column on Saturday when he does battle against the Yankees in New York. May 31 - 11:31 PM

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Matt Shoemaker hurled seven scoreless innings but got a no-decision as the Angels lost 4-0 in 10 innings on Tuesday.

Shoemaker was locked in a pitcher's duel with opposing starter Odrisamer Despaigne. The right-hander allowed only four hits -- all singles -- along with a walk and six strikeouts. He's had a forgettable 2015 campaign, carrying a 5.44 ERA with a 1.17 WHIP and a 48/10 K/BB ratio in 51 1/3 innings, but he has plenty of time to turn things around. He has allowed 13 home runs, a rate of more than two per nine innings, which is not something he is likely to sustain over the long haul. Shoemaker will take on the Tigers in a home start next.
May 27 - 1:43 AM

Matt Shoemaker was lit up for eight runs -- seven earned -- in six innings by the Blue Jays on Thursday.

Shoemaker gave up two homers tonight, bringing his season total to 13 in 44 1/3 innings. Last year, he gave up a total of 14 in 136 innings. That's really the only difference between the campaigns; he has a fine 42/9 K/BB ratio and he's not giving up a ton of singles. One would think he's not going to maintain a 6.29 ERA all year, but the slight dip in his velocity has ruined his margin for error and his fantasy value.
May 21 - 9:54 PM

Matt Shoemaker pitched seven innings of one-run ball in Saturday's win over the Orioles.

In a game that was delayed by rain for an hour before getting underway, Matt Shoemaker proved himself an all-weather pitcher. He allowed a home run to Steve Pearce in the fourth inning, but otherwise didn't run into much trouble. Over his seven innings on the mound, Shoemaker surrendered just three hits while striking out seven without walking a batter. This was the best we've seen from Shoemaker so far this season. The start lowered his ERA to 5.63 and his WHIP to 1.17, numbers that should drop if he's able to find a semblance of his 2014 velocity. He'll try to replicate Saturday's results when he faces the Blue Jays in a road start next time he toes the rubber.
May 16 - 10:55 PM

Matt Shoemaker was tagged for six runs and three homers in three innings by the Astros on Saturday.

With his velocity still down, Shoemaker has been a liability thus far this year, going 2-3 with a 6.61 ERA. He's already given up 10 homers in just 31 1/3 innings. Last year, he allowed a total of 14 in 136 innings. A rebound is possible if his velocity comes back, but the signs haven't been very encouraging.
May 9 - 11:59 PM

Matt Shoemaker pitched quite well on Monday, but relented late as he allowed three runs in 7 1/3 innings in a loss to the Mariners.

Shoemaker and opposing starter Felix Hernandez traded goose eggs, bringing a scoreless ballgame into the seventh inning. Nelson Cruz got the scoring started with a solo home run and Logan Morrison followed up with one of his own. Seth Smith added a third solo home run in the eighth, chasing Shoemaker from the game. Shoemaker only allowed four hits on the night along with one walk while striking out 10. Despite the loss, Monday's effort was the best Shoemaker has looked in five starts. He has a 5.40 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, and a 27/6 K/BB ratio in 28 1/3 innings. He'll have to deal with the first-place Astros at home the next time he takes the mound.
May 5 - 12:56 AM

Matt Shoemaker yielded three runs in 5 2/3 innings on Wednesday in a no-decision as the Angels beat the A's 6-3.

Shoemaker was activated from the bereavement list (to tend to an unspecified personal issue) earlier in the day. He didn't end up missing a start. Shoemaker has been more lucky than good in accruing a 2-1 record. He's surrendered a .301 opponent's batting average in posting a 6.00 ERA and 1.43 WHIP through four outings. The right-hander gets the Mariners next week.
Apr 30 - 1:12 AM

Angels activated RHP Matt Shoemaker from the bereavement list.

Shoemaker will rejoin the rotation on Wednesday in Oakland. The right-hander holds a 6.46 ERA through three starts this season.
Apr 29 - 11:23 AM

Matt Shoemaker (bereavement) will start next Wednesday at the Athletics.

A team official originally indicated Shoemaker would make his next scheduled start, but the Angels recalled Nick Tropeano to give them an extra start and allow the rest of the starters a few days of rest. Shoemaker has a 6.46 ERA through three starts this season.
Apr 22 - 7:43 PM

Angels placed RHP Matt Shoemaker on the bereavement list.

No reason was given, but the club said it expects Shoemaker back before his next start. Nick Tropeano was called up to take Shoemaker's roster spot.
Apr 22 - 6:30 PM

Matt Shoemaker struggled on Monday, allowing five runs in three innings as the Angels lost 6-3 to the Athletics.

Shoemaker allowed seven hits -- including home runs to Stephen Vogt and Marcus Semien -- while walking three and striking out two. The right-hander started the fourth inning but was promptly replaced after issuing a leadoff home run to Semien. Shoemaker owns a 6.46 ERA, which he'll try to lower in a weekend home start against the Rangers next.
Apr 21 - 1:17 AM

Matt Shoemaker improved to 2-0, allowing three runs in 6 1/3 innings, as the Angels went on to a 6-3 win versus the Rangers on Monday.

The Rangers got to Shoemaker early, scoring three runs in the first inning, but then the right-hander settled down. On the evening, Shoemaker yielded six hits and a walk while striking out seven. He'll look to improve to 3-0 in his next start against the Astros in Houston.
Apr 13 - 11:54 PM

Matt Shoemaker allowed three runs on six hits over six innings in Wednesday's win over the Mariners.

All three of the runs came on homers, as Shoemaker gave up a solo shot to Brad Miller in the third and a two-run home run to Kyle Seager in the sixth. Shoemaker doesn't relinquish the long ball easily. The 28-year-old only allowed 14 home runs in 136 innings last season. This works out to just 0.9 HR/9. Shoemaker's stuff isn't mind-melting, but he's a consistent pitcher and posted a 3.04 ERA in 2014. A road date with the Rangers is next.
Apr 9 - 1:18 AM

Matt Shoemaker spun 6 1/3 frames of one-run ball against the Dodgers Thursday in his final Cactus League tune-up.

He yielded five hits -- four singles -- while walking two and striking out three. Shoemaker was up-and-down with his results this spring and wound up with a 4.26 ERA and just 10 strikeouts over 26 1/3 innings. We're not worried about him because of the poor spring, but he's a regression candidate nonetheless.
Apr 3 - 12:11 AM

Matt Shoemaker struggled in Saturday's start against the Dodgers, allowing four runs -- including three on two home runs -- in six-plus innings as the Angels lost 5-4.

Shoemaker served up a two-run home run to Joc Pederson in the second inning, then a solo shot to Alex Guerrero in the third. Guerrero had nearly taken him deep in the first, but Mike Trout brought it back from over the fence in center field. Overall, the right-hander allowed five hits and a walk while striking out two. Shoemaker broke out last season with a 16-4 record, a 3.04 ERA, and a 124/24 K/BB ratio in 136 innings last season, finishing second in AL Rookie of the Year balloting.
Mar 28 - 7:28 PM

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