Shoemaker allowed two runs on two hits and a pair of walks while striking out three across three innings. He didn't factor into the decision during Sunday's start versus the Athletics. Shoemaker was removed after three largely inefficient innings in what was the final game of the 2018 season for Los Angeles. The 32-year-old was able to start seven games this year after suffering a right forearm injury following his first outing in late March. He finished the season with a 4.94 ERA and 33:10 K:BB over 31 innings.
Shoemaker is scheduled to start Sunday's game against the Athletics, Maria Guardado of MLB.com reports. Felix Pena started the Angels' first game of the week Monday against the Rangers and had been lined up to start the season finale, but the team elected to shut down the 28-year-old due to workload concerns. Thanks to an off-day Thursday, Shoemaker, who last pitched Tuesday, will be able to take the hill against Oakland on his normal four days' rest. After missing most of the season while recovering from a forearm injury, Shoemaker has been somewhat erratic since returning from the disabled list earlier this month. He's failed to work longer than five innings in any of his five starts and has posted an unremarkable 4.84 ERA and 1.21 WHIP, though his 26:4 K:BB has been a bright spot.
Shoemaker allowed one run on four hits while striking out seven over five innings in Tuesday's no-decision against the Rangers. It was a strong bounce-back performance for Shoemaker, as he was able to silence the Texas lineup aside from a Joey Gallo solo home run. The 31-year-old hasn't turned in great results since returning at the start of the month, working to a 4.84 ERA in five starts, though he does sport an impressive 26:4 K:BB over 22.1 innings in that span. While he'd be able to start Sunday on full rest, at the moment Shoemaker isn't lined up to make another start this season.
Shoemaker (2-2) allowed five earned runs on five hits and two walks while striking out four across 2.2 innings to take the loss Thursday against the Athletics. Shoemaker made it through two innings with relatively little trouble. However, that changed after he allowed the first four batters of the third inning to reach base, capped off by a three-run homer by Stephen Piscotty. He has now allowed at least three earned runs in four of his five starts this season, never retiring more than 17 batters in any outing.
Shoemaker (2-1) got beaten up by the Mariners on Friday, giving up three runs on five hits over 4.2 innings while striking out eight. It was Shoemaker's first start since coming off the DL in which he didn't make it through the fifth inning. His 3.98 ERA and 1.18 WHIP through four starts is respectable, with a matchup on the road against Oakland awaiting him.