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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 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

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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

Matt Shoemaker held the Mariners scoreless on two hits over six innings in Monday's Cactus League contest.

The right-hander yielded a single and a double and struck out a pair. It's a nice rebound effort after he was rocked in his last spring appearance, as Shoemaker's Cactus League ERA still sits at 4.85 even after Monday's nice showing. Shoemaker finished runner-up in the AL Rookie of the Year voting in 2014.
Mar 23 - 9:24 PM

Matt Shoemaker was blasted by the Padres in Friday's Cactus League outing, surrendering five runs on six hits over his four innings.

Shoemaker also walked one while striking out two on the afternoon. It's the second straight rough outing for the 28-year-old right-hander who sports a 9.00 ERA this spring. He came out of nowhere to have a spectacular rookie season in 2014, though it's possible that regression hits him hard in 2015.
Mar 13 - 8:48 PM

Matt Shoemaker, making his Cactus League debut, allowed two runs in three innings during Sunday's match-up with the Royals.

Shoemaker allowed a first-inning two-run home run, but was able to settle down from there. Overall, he yielded four hits while walking none and striking out one. Shoemaker was the runner-up in AL Rookie of the Year balloting after posting a 16-4 record with a 3.04 ERA and a 124/24 K/BB ratio in 136 innings. The 28-year-old will be expected to provide an encore performance in 2015.
Mar 8 - 7:40 PM

Matt Shoemaker delivered a terrific performance in a no-decision against the Royals in Game 2 of the American League Division Series on Friday, surrendering just an unearned run on five hits over six strong innings.

Making his return to the hill after recovering from an oblique injury, the rookie right-hander struck out six and didn’t issue a walk on the night. The only damage against him came in the second inning where Eric Hosmer singled, advanced on an error and scored on a run-scoring knock off the bat of Alex Gordon. The 28-year-old posted a dominant 16-4 record, 3.04 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 124/24 K/BB ratio over 136 innings in the regular season, and if his first postseason start is any indication, he plans on continuing that dominance through October.
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 01:28:00 AM

Matt Shoemaker will start Friday's Game 2 of the American League Division Series against the Royals.

There was some question as to whether Shoemaker's oblique would cooperate, but Angels manager Mike Scioscia made the announcement that Shoemaker would get the ball Friday. He'll be opposed by Yordano Ventura for the Royals. The Angels are rolling with a three-man rotation during the series, so Shoemaker may also be an option for a potential Game 5, should the series that last long.
Wed, Oct 1, 2014 06:18:00 PM

Matt Shoemaker (oblique) said Tuesday that he has "no doubt at all" he'll be able to pitch in the ALDS.

Shoemaker threw another successful bullpen session on Tuesday afternoon, taking breaks to simulate a multi-inning outing. The right-hander hasn't pitched in a game since September 15 due to an oblique strain, but he seems likely to be the Angels' Game 3 starter against the winner of Tuesday's American League Wild Card Game.
Tue, Sep 30, 2014 04:52:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Chris Iannetta
2Drew Butera
1B1Albert Pujols
2B1Johnny Giavotella
2Taylor Featherston
SS1Erick Aybar
3B1David Freese
2Grant Green
LF1Matt Joyce
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
2Collin Cowgill
DH1C.J. Cron
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jered Weaver
2C.J. Wilson
3Hector Santiago
4Matt Shoemaker
5Garrett Richards
6Tyler Skaggs
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Mike Morin
4Fernando Salas
5Cory Rasmus
6Cesar Ramos
7Vinnie Pestano
8Cam Bedrosian