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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
Contract: view contract details

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Matt Shoemaker didn't have his strikeout stuff working but managed to cobble together six shutout innings in the Angels' 8-2 victory over the Blue Jays.
He fanned three while allowing just three hits and one walk. It has been an up-and-down year for Shoemaker but today was all up. His 8-13 record is not pretty but his 3.98 ERA is impressive considering how terribly he began the season. He has punched out 134 batters while walking just 30 in his 25 starts. Aug 24 - 11:35 PM

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Matt Shoemaker turned in a strong effort in Thursday's win over the Mariners, firing seven innings of two-run ball.

Both runs Shoemaker allowed came courtesy of solo home runs, with Robinson Cano and Nelson Cruz crushing shots in the first and sixth innings, respectively. The 29-year-old right-hander scattered five hits while striking out five and walking two over his seven innings of work. Shoemaker has pitched to a 4.14 ERA and 1.26 WHIP for the season as a whole, but he has been sharp over his previous 16 starts and that ERA is creeping closer and closer to dropping under 4.00. He will try to further erode those numbers in a road start against the Blue Jays next time out.
Aug 19 - 1:21 AM

Matt Shoemaker struggled Saturday, allowing 12 hits and five runs over six innings in a loss to the Indians.

The start was, by all accounts, the worst for Shoemaker since his renaissance in mid-May. That's saying something, considering nine of the 12 hits were singles -- the other three were doubles -- and he still held the Indians to a modest five runs. It speaks to how well Shoemaker has been pitching since that May awakening -- prior to Saturday, the right-hander had a 2.80 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 101/14 K/BB ratio over his last 15 starts. The Angels are bad enough that he's just 6-13 to show for it, but Shoemaker has been a definite bright spot. He'll try to get back on track Thursday against the Mariners.
Aug 14 - 12:53 AM

Matt Shoemaker yielded three earned runs over seven innings Sunday in the Angels' loss to the Mariners.

That's a sweep for the Halos, who fell to 49-62. Shoemaker didn't walk a batter and struck out three, but the M's got to him for seven hits, including two RBI singles and a sac fly in a three-run fourth inning. Shoemaker stands 6-12 with a 4.07 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, and 123/27 K/BB ratio in 132 2/3 innings this season. He's been very good at times.
Aug 7 - 6:46 PM

Matt Shoemaker was on his game in Tuesday's win over the A's, yielding two runs on six hits over seven innings.

Khris Davis and Coco Crisp rocked Shoemaker for solo home runs in the second and fifth innings, but the 29-year-old right-hander managed to keep out of trouble beyond that pair of dingers allowed. With the win, he improved to an underwhelming 6-11. Shoemaker will carry a 4.08 ERA and 1.26 WHIP into a road showdown with the Mariners next time he takes the mound.
Aug 3 - 1:18 AM

Matt Shoemaker struggled in Wednesday's loss to the Royals, allowing five runs on eight hits over six-plus innings.

The right-hander walked one and struck out only one in the ballgame. He was perfect through the first four innings until the Royals finally broke through and scratched out a run in the fifth inning. Everything fell apart in the seventh though, on a questionable call. After the first two batters had reached, Raul Mondesi laid down a sacrifice bunt that Shoemaker fielded and promptly threw into right field. Angels skipper Mike Scioscia was adamant that Mondesi had interfered with Shoemaker's throwing lane on the throw. The play stood, two runs scored, and the wheels came off from there. He'll carry a 4.17 ERA and 1.26 WHIP into Tuesday's start against the A's.
Jul 27 - 11:42 PM

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

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

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