Matt Shoemaker got off to a rough start, posting a 6.29 ERA over his first eight outings of 2015. A total of 13 home runs in those starts had much to do with his struggles, but over the rest of the season, the gush of homers -- and of flyballs in general -- slowed down to a manageable rate. Shoemaker pitched sparingly after rosters expanded in September, as he dealt with a forearm injury, but a 3.56 ERA from his final 91 innings was encouraging. The Angels have pitching depth, so Shoemaker is not a shoe-in for the rotation, but if he earns a spot, he could be a steady producer in deeper mixed leagues and a streaming option in standard mixed leagues.
Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker will be pushed off his scheduled start Tuesday against the Athletics due to an arm issue, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports. Shoemaker was expected to throw a bullpen session Sunday after he had his previous turn in the Angels' rotation skipped, but it sounds like he was experiencing some renewed soreness in his throwing arm, which has been an ongoing problem this month. Nick Tropeano is the leading candidate to pick up the start Tuesday in Shoemaker's stead.
Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker allowed four runs on six hits while striking out one and walking two over 3 2/3 innings in a loss to the Twins on Sunday. It was Shoemaker's first start since Sept. 1 after recovering from a forearm injury, and he was not especially sharp, surrendering two home runs and throwing 71 pitches before being removed. Shoemaker is expected to make his last start of the season Sunday against the Mariners, but he could be a risky play as he looks to get his feet under him following the absence. He has tallied a 4.46 ERA with 116 strikeouts in 135 1/3 innings.
Angels starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker (forearm) will likely start Sunday against the Twins, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports. Shoemaker threw a bullpen session last Sunday that reportedly went well, and barring a setback over the weekend, appears to be in line to start the series finale. The 28-year-old, who hasn't pitched since Sept. 1, should be in line for at least one more start after Sunday.
Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker is expected to throw two innings in a simulated game on Tuesday. If all goes well, Shoemaker could make his next start on Sunday against the Twins, according to MLB.com. Shoemaker has not pitched in a game since his start on Sept. 1 as he has been nursing a forearm injury.
Forearm tightness will again prevent Angels starter Matt Shoemaker from taking the mound Tuesday in Seattle, per the Orange County Register. Mike Scioscia has declined to reveal who will start in his place, though Nick Tropeano handled that duty last time Shoemaker was scratched. Shoemaker has been sidelined since Sept. 1, but has not been placed on the disabled list. His absence, however, appears certain to be at least 15 days.