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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
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily SP Rankings: Thursday, Jul 3

Do you play fantasy football? Check out Football Professor! With Thursday’s typical shortened MLB slate, there are 18 starters to choose from; that includes a couple aces. Matt Shoemaker was great two starts ago (7 IP, 1 ER, 6 K vs TEX) but was much worse his last time out (4 IP, 8 ER, 2 K @KC). On Thursday he gets the boom-or-bust Astros who strike out a lot but can score in...
Via Baseball Professor
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels' Matt Shoemaker outduels Rangers' Yu Darvish

So what if five of his seven starts this season have come against former All-Stars, two of them Cy Young Award winners. Angels right-hander Matt Shoemaker counters those aces with a wild card of his own, the mound bravado of baseball's all-time strikeout king. "When he's out there, he feels like he's Nolan Ryan," Manager Mike Scioscia said. "He's maybe...
Via Pro Sports Daily
28 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...
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels option Matt Shoemaker to Triple-A, recall Wade LeBlanc

The Los Angeles Angels sent pitcher Matt Shoemaker to Triple-A on Sunday. Shoemaker, 25, appeared in six games for the Angels making three starts. During his time at the big league level he this season he posted a 3.18 ERA and 1.15 WHIP. For now he will return to Salt Lake as the Angels have called up Wade LeBlanc. The transaction had a lot more to do the Angels needing additional...
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Scouting the Opposing Pitcher: Matt Shoemaker

Tonight, the Phillies face Matt Shoemaker, a 6’2″, 27-year old righty out of Eastern Michigan University. Shoemaker is making just his second Major League after being recalled by the Halos. Shoemaker spent most of his time in the minors as a starter but always delivers from the stretch. He releases his fastball from between 75 and 80 degrees consistently and hitters are able...
Via Phillies Nation
May 13, 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

Matt Shoemaker a bright spot in Angels' loss

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- In between C.J. Wilson giving up six runs over 5 2/3 innings and Michael Kohn allowing a two-run home run to Brad Miller in the ninth to increase the Angels deficit from three runs to five runs, there was Matt Shoemaker providing a small ray of hope for the Halos in their 8-3 loss to Seattle Tuesday night. Shoemaker came on in relief of Wilson with two outs in...
Via Fox Sports West
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospect Profile: #15 Los Angeles Angels Matt Shoemaker

Bats: Right Throws: Right Height: 6’2” 225 lbs. DOB: 9/27/86(Salt Lake): 11-13, 4.64 ERA, 29 BBs, 160 Ks, 184.1 IP(Majors): 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 BBs, 5 Ks, 5.0 IPThe original Angels pitcher with a beard, Matt Shoemaker is well known to Angels fans, having attended our Spring Training Fanfest in 2012. Last year, fans got a chance to see him in Major League action near the end of the...
Via Angelswin
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Interview with Angels Minor League Pitcher of the Year (2011) Matt Shoemaker

Interview Conducted on February 17, 2012 by David Saltzer, Senior Writer Making the Major Leagues is the goal for every Minor League player in every organization. However, along the way, there are other opportunities to shine in ways that most of us will never experience. One of those opportunities is to represent your country in an international competition. That’s...
Via Angelswin
February 22, 2012  |  Discuss
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