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Matt Shoemaker | Starting Pitcher | #52

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/27/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Eastern Michigan
Drafted: 2008 / UDFA / LAA
Contract: view contract details

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Matt Shoemaker held the A's to two runs over five innings to pick up his first win Wednesday.
It's the fourth time in five starts that Shoemaker has allowed exactly two runs, but this is the first time he's been sufficiently supported by the offense and bullpen. He still hasn't had any truly great outings and his one particularly ugly one is still taking a toll on his ERA, leaving him at 4.73. However, he should have mixed-league value going forward. Apr 27 - 2:34 AM

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Matt Shoemaker pitched well in defeat Thursday, giving up two runs and three hits over seven innings against the Astros.

Two of the three hits were solo homers. It's the first time in his four starts that Shoemaker has been involved in a decision. Since he's given up six homers, his ERA stands at 4.98 right now. However, his 1.20 WHIP and 19 strikeouts in 21 2/3 innings are pretty nice. He's well worth holding on to in mixed leagues.
Apr 20 - 6:06 PM

Matt Shoemaker allowed two earned runs, five hits and two walks while striking out seven batters over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision Saturday in Kansas City.

Shoemaker needed 105 pitches to record 16 outs, as Lorenzo Cain, Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez were especially responsible for driving up his pitch count. He was much better in this one than his last time out, but Shoemaker is still searching for his first quality start of the season through three outings. At least the strikeout total was a step in the right direction.
Apr 15 - 11:46 PM

Matt Shoemaker was pummeled in Sunday's win over the Mariners, allowing seven runs (six earned) on five hits over 4 1/3 innings.

The first run to score came when Shoemaker balked in Jean Segura in the first inning. That set the tone well enough for this face-planting. Shoemaker would go on to allow a three-run home run to Robinson Cano in the third inning before wrapping up the dismal outing with three more runs allowed in the fifth inning. That he did not take a loss in the contest is only due to the fact that the Mariners' bullpen imploded for seven runs allowed in the ninth inning. A road date with the Royals awaits the veteran right-hander next time out as he tries to move past Sunday's disappointing showing.
Apr 9 - 7:08 PM

Matt Shoemaker lasted five innings and allowed two runs Tuesday against the A's.

A pair of solo homers led to the only runs allowed, but Shoemaker was still really inefficient tonight, needing 99 pitches to get 15 outs. It didn't help that he walked three. We're quite high on Shoemaker for this year, though. The poor control tonight probably won't become a habit; he walked a total of 30 batters in his 27 starts last year.
Apr 5 - 1:56 AM

Matt Shoemaker didn’t have his best stuff Wednesday in the Angels’ Cactus League win over the Brewers, letting up nine hits and three runs over four shaky innings.

He notched three strikeouts while recording one walk. Shoemaker didn’t have a clean inning, allowing at least two hits in each frame. He had a particularly hard time in the second, yielding three hits including a solo homer by Jesus Aguilar. The right-hander will hope for better results in the regular season after posting a sluggish 5.29 over five Cactus League starts.
Mar 29 - 7:05 PM

Matt Shoemaker allowed four runs -- two earned -- over four innings Sunday in his Cactus League start against the White Sox.

Shoemaker struck out eight and issued just one walk, but the White Sox got to him for six hits and the Angels' defense made some sloppy plays behind him. Shoemaker has a 4.85 ERA and 18 strikeouts in 13 innings (four starts) this spring.
Mar 19 - 6:17 PM

Matt Shoemaker tossed four shutout innings in his Cactus League start against the Royals on Tuesday.

Shoemaker didn't allow a baserunner until the bottom of the fourth, when Lorenzo Cain doubled with two outs and Brandon Moss followed with a walk. The right-hander prevented any further damage by inducing an inning-ending flyout from Jorge Bonifacio. Shoemaker struggled in his first couple of Cactus League outings, but he looks to be on track now.
Mar 14 - 5:47 PM

Matt Shoemaker allowed three runs on five hits Thursday in his three innings of work during a 5-4 victory over the Indians.

Six of the nine batters he retired were via the strikeout. He didn't walk anyone. He now has 14 strikeouts in eight spring innings, along with a 9.00 ERA that is only mildly concerning this early on. He seems fine physically after his 2016 season ended with a scary line drive to the head.
Mar 9 - 7:46 PM

Matt Shoemaker pitched two innings in his Cactus League debut against the Brewers on Friday, surrendering a pair of runs on two hits and two walks.

Shoemaker served up a two-run homer to Domingo Santana in the first inning but was able to settle down a bit after that. The encouraging news is that he made it through his first start without any issues after the way his 2016 campaign ended. Shoemaker required emergency brain surgery after he was hit in the head by a line drive in September.
Mar 3 - 7:46 PM

Matt Shoemaker will make his Cactus League debut on Friday.

Shoemaker required emergency brain surgery after being hit in the head by a comebacker last September, but all has gone well in his rehab and he didn't have any issues facing live hitters last week. He's poised to be a major part of the Angels' rotation this year. The 30-year-old posted a 3.88 ERA and 143/30 K/BB ratio over 160 innings in 2016.
Mar 1 - 11:29 AM

Matt Shoemaker faced hitters Wednesday for the first time since he was hit in the head by a line drive last September.

Shoemaker required emergency brain surgery after being hit by the liner, but all has gone well in his rehab. He faced five hitters on Wednesday and said that he felt great. "It is a big deal but I'm glad it didn't feel like a big deal," said Shoemaker. The veteran right-hander wore something in his cap as a precaution and could use some sort of protective gear during the season.
Feb 22 - 3:28 PM

Matt Shoemaker (head) said Tuesday that he feels 100 percent.

Great news. Shoemaker required surgery last September when he was hit in the head by a line drive and suffered a small skull fracture. Baseball is secondary after such a scary ordeal, but he's feeling good and on track to begin the year in the Angels' rotation.
Feb 14 - 2:03 PM

Matt Shoemaker said Saturday that he has been doing full workouts this offseason and that he has been cleared for normal pitching activity.

The right-hander is very anxious to get back on the hill after suffering a small skull fracture when he was drilled by a line drive on September 4, ending his season prematurely. It sounds like he should be a full-go for the start of spring training and won't have any restrictions.
Jan 14 - 11:12 AM

Angels and RHP Matt Shoemaker avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.325 million contract.

He was arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter as a Super 2 qualifier. Shoemaker's season ended early after he suffered a small fracture to the skull when he was hit by a liner on September 4, but he'll be 100 percent for spring training.
Jan 13 - 1:22 PM

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