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Pitcher Profile: Matt Shoemaker AKA Matt Truemaker

I was a little unsure of who would be profiled this week (I thought about Jacob deGrom, but Front Row Amy was in attendance so I'd be too distracted...), so I went with a twitter suggestion that make me scratch my head a bit.  Matt Shoemaker?  Is he really interesting at all? I'm a big Angels fan, my most important dynasty now has Mike Trout, Albert Pujols, Kole Calhoun...
Via Razzball
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Matt Shoemaker topples another ace

Credit: Fox Sports West Justin Verlander may have been the first pitcher to win an MVP award in 19 years, but that didn’t impress Matt Shoemaker. The Los Angeles Angels shut out the Detroit Tigers 4-0 to take the third game of a four-game series in Angel Stadium. The Angels won Friday 2-1 and the Tigers won Thursday 6-4. Shoemaker was the star on a field of many stars. Shoemaker...
Via Reading Between The Seams
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A Michigan native beat Tigers for first time in nearly a decade

Matt Shoemaker: first Michigan-born starting pitcher to beat #Tigers since Derek Lowe did it for #Dodgers in '05. #Angels win, 4-0. — Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) July 27, 2014 Matt Shoemaker is a Wyandotte native who went to Trenton High School and then Eastern Michigan. He signed with the Angels as an undrafted free agent in 2008. At 27 years old now, he’s really coming...
Via Detroit4lyfe
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Matt Shoemaker and Efren Navarro Shine In Angels 4-0 Win Over Tigers

Via Valley Bay News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Navarro’s first homer and Shoemaker’s gem lead the Angels to victory

Efren Navarro has arguably been the Angels’ best player in this series against the Tigers. So much, that it’s kind of expected that he’s going to do something productive in every at-bat. Tonight was no exception, as the Halos and Detroit faced off in the third game of the series.Matt Shoemaker and Justin Verlander were the starters.In the bottom of the second inning, Efren...
Via In The Neutral Zone
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels' shutout win powered by castoff's-turned-fixtures

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Like every little league pitcher in Trenton, Mich., Shoemaker always dreamed of playing for the Detroit Tigers. But he went undrafted out of Eastern Michigan University and the dream looked to be far away. Efren Navarro's lifelong dream of playing baseball in the Major Leagues also seemed far off after getting drafted in the 50th round - a round that no longer...
Via Fox Sports West
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Controversial call overshadows Shoemaker's dominance

Matt Shoemaker will probably never forget Saturday's game between the Tigers and Angels. Brad Ausmus is going to remember it for a long time too, but for entirely different reasons. Shoemaker, facing the team he grew up idolizing for the first time, pitched seven shutout innings in a 4-0 win over the Tigers with his family in the stands. "This is incredibly special,"...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Shoemaker gets back on track, helps Los Angeles Angels to victory against Astros

With 83 games under their belts, the Angels took a 47-36 record into their series-opener with the Houston Astros on Thursday night. They were 11 games over .500 and 3 1/2 games behind Oakland in the AL West. Not too shabby, manager Mike Scioscia said before first pitch. “Well, I think we’re continuing to improve,” he said. “And I’ve talked about it for a while. I think...
Via Pro Sports Daily
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Shoemaker picks up fifth win as Angels beat Rangers

getty images Matt Shoemaker continued to perform well in his rookie season posting his fifth win of the season. Little was expected of Shoemaker, 27, when he was called up to the big leagues but instead he is now 5-1 with a 3.42 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 51/11 K/BB ratio over his first 50 innings of work. In Sunday’s game against the Texas Rangers, Shoemaker allowed just one run on eight...
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels calling up Matt Shoemaker for Tuesday start

The Los Angeles Angels will recall pitcher Matt Shoemaker to start Tuesdays game against the Philadelphia Phillies. Shoemaker, 27, is a right hander who owns a 6.31 ERA and a 1.68 WHIP across five minor league starts at Triple-A Salt Lake. In early April he made three appearances out of the Angels bullpen allowing three runs in 6 2/3 innings of work. After being signed as a undrafted...
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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