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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
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Matt Shoemaker took another loss Friday after giving up two runs over 6 2/3 innings against the Astros.
He struck out five and walked one. The Astros got to him with RBI singles in the fifth and seventh innings and Shoemaker didn’t get much help from his offense against Lance McCullers. Of course, that’s nothing new. Shoemaker dropped to 5-10 with the loss, but at least saw his ERA drop down to 3.99. Despite the lack of run support, he needs to be owned in most fantasy leagues. Jul 23 - 12:18 AM

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Matt Shoemaker struck out 13 batters in a masterful, complete-game, shutout victory over the White Sox by a score of 1-0 on Saturday.

This was an epic pitcher's duel between Shoemaker and James Shields. Shoemaker gave up six hits to Shields' two, but Shoemaker was able to keep the White Sox from scoring all night. The 13 strikeouts were a career high. He now has 110 strikeouts against only 22 walks in 106 innings. He will take a 5-9 record and 4.08 ERA on the road against Houston next week.
Jul 17 - 12:08 AM

Matt Shoemaker picked up his fourth victory of the season on Friday despite allowing three runs on five hits over his four innings.

The right-hander struck out four and walked two in the ballgame. Most of the damage against him came via the long ball, with Adam Jones and Jonathan Schoop each tagging him for solo home runs. It's the second straight rough outing for Shoemaker, who finishes the first half of the season at 4-9 with a 4.45 ERA and 97/22 K/BB ratio across 97 innings.
Jul 8 - 11:11 PM

Matt Shoemaker struggled to find success in Sunday's loss to the Red Sox, yielding five runs on nine hits over 4 2/3 innings.

Shoemaker held the Red Sox off the scoreboard completely until the fifth inning, at which point everything collapsed on him. The Sox ultimately came away with seven runs in the frame, five of which were charged to Shoemaker's line. He held a 2.14 ERA in six starts for the month of June, so owners shouldn't jettison stock just because of this tough showing. The 29-year-old right-hander will attempt to lower his overall 4.40 ERA and 1.32 WHIP in a road date with the Orioles next time he toes the rubber.
Jul 3 - 5:17 PM

Matt Shoemaker was denied a win after throwing six scoreless innings Monday against the Astros.

Par for the course for Shoemaker of late. He left with a 2-0 lead, but Mike Morin and Deolis Guerra combined to blow that in the seventh. Shoemaker finishes June 0-3 despite a 2.14 ERA and a 45/5 K/BB ratio in 42 innings over six starts.
Jun 28 - 1:58 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Geovany Soto
2Jett Bandy
3Juan Graterol
1B1C.J. Cron
2Ji-Man Choi
2B1Johnny Giavotella
2Gregorio Petit
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Cliff Pennington
3B1Yunel Escobar
2Jefry Marte
LF1Daniel Nava
2Craig Gentry
3Shane Robinson
4Todd Cunningham
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jered Weaver
2Hector Santiago
3Matt Shoemaker
4Nick Tropeano
5Tim Lincecum
6C.J. Wilson
7Andrew Heaney
8Garrett Richards
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Fernando Salas
4Cam Bedrosian
5Jhoulys Chacin
6Cory Rasmus
7J.C. Ramirez
8Deolis Guerra
9Jose Alvarez