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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
Contract: view contract details

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Matt Shoemaker yielded only two hits and no runs over seven innings in an 8-2 victory over the Marlins on Tuesday.
The pressure is on Shoemaker to prove he's a viable mid-rotation starter -- and playoff option -- with 13-game winner Garrett Richards lost for the season with a torn left patellar tendon. You wouldn't know it's fazing him. One day after Richards' ligament snapped, Shoemaker entered the seventh inning with a no-hitter and finished with 7 2/3 shutout frames against the Red Sox. Tonight he was nearly unhittable as well. Shoemaker, who went undrafted out of college and represents a huge victory for Los Angeles' scouting department, is 4-0 with a 0.77 ERA in his last four outings. The right-hander improves to 13-4 with a 3.33 ERA overall. Shoemaker hosts the A's in his next turn. Aug 27 - 1:35 AM

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Matt Shoemaker brought a no-hitter into the seventh inning and finished with 7 2/3 shutout innings in a win against the Red Sox on Thursday.

Shoemaker was seven outs from a no-hitter when Will Middlebrooks broke it up with a double. It was a nice pick-me-up start for the Angels, who lost Garrett Richards for the season due to an ugly injury on Wednesday. Shoemaker allowed just the one hit and one walk while striking out nine. He stands with a 3.56 ERA, a 1.12 WHIP, and a 102/19 K/BB ratio. Shoemaker will take on the Marlins at home on Tuesday next.
Aug 21 - 10:23 PM

Matt Shoemaker moved to 11-4 after allowing two runs in 5 2/3 innings Saturday against the Rangers.

Shoemaker was pitching for the first time since his relief victory in last week's 19-inning game against the Red Sox. He hasn't been working deep into games at all lately, but he's been good enough to rack up wins with the strong Angels offense and bullpen supporting him.
Aug 16 - 11:30 PM

Matt Shoemaker yielded two runs and six hits over six innings in a loss to the Dodgers on Wednesday.

The young right-hander, who struck out five and walked two, had gone 4-1 with a 3.29 ERA in his last five starts. He's a different pitcher at home, posting a 2.84 ERA at Angel Stadium and a 6.16 ERA on the road. Fortunately, Shoemaker (9-4, 4.02 ERA, 1.25 WHIP) welcomes the Phillies to an American League venue on Tuesday.
Aug 7 - 1:21 AM

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

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

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C1Chris Iannetta
2Hank Conger
1B1Albert Pujols
2B1Howie Kendrick
SS1Erick Aybar
2John McDonald
3B1David Freese
LF1Josh Hamilton
2Grant Green
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
2Collin Cowgill
DH1Efren Navarro
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S1Jered Weaver
2C.J. Wilson
3Garrett Richards
4Tyler Skaggs
5Matt Shoemaker
6Hector Santiago
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R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Jason Grilli
4Kevin Jepsen
5Joe Thatcher
6Mike Morin
7Cory Rasmus
8Fernando Salas
9Yoslan Herrera
10Sean Burnett
11Brian Moran
12Ryan Brasier