Shoemaker (2-3) earned the win over Detroit on Friday, pitching five scoreless innings with five strikeouts, four hits and two walks.
Shoemaker took down Detroit for the second time this season, and this was perhaps his best of six starts in 2021. Only two of the six baserunners Shoemaker allowed made it beyond first base. The 34-year-old right-hander lowered his ERA to 6.43 with a 1.50 WHIP and 19:10 k:BB across 28 innings this season. He tentatively lines up to face the heavy-hitting White Sox next week.
Shoemaker (1-3) went 3.1 innings and allowed nine runs (eight earned) on eight hits and two walks with no strikeouts in an 11-3 loss to the Royals on Saturday.
Shoemaker allowed two runs in the first and third innings before surrendering five in an abbreviated fourth. He's been solid against inferior opponents but has struggled against quality teams and is best served as a streaming option.
Shoemaker (1-2) took the loss Sunday versus the Pirates. He allowed two runs on six hits and a walk with two strikeouts in 5.1 innings.
Shoemaker wasn't bad, but he allowed a pair of runs in the first inning, and the Twins' offense never caught up. The veteran right-hander has a 5.49 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 14:6 K:BB through 19.2 innings in 2021. His next start is expected to be Saturday versus the Royals.
Shoemaker (1-1) took the loss in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Athletics, coughing up five runs on four hits and four walks over 3.1 innings. He failed to strike out a batter.
The right-hander threw only 39 of 67 pitches for strikes before getting the hook, and when Shoemaker was over the plate, he paid for it, as Mitch Moreland took him deep twice. Shoemaker will carry a 6.28 ERA and 12:5 K:BB through 14.2 innings into his next outing, set for Sunday at home against the Pirates.
Shoemaker will start the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Athletics, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
Shoemaker was scheduled to start Monday's matchup prior to the postponement, but he won't have to wait long to take the hill. He's surrendered five runs on 10 hits and one walk while fanning 12 over 11 frames in his first two starts of 2021, resulting in a 4.09 ERA and 1.00 WHIP.
Shoemaker and the Twins won't play the A's on Monday since the game was postponed due to COVID-19 concerns, Megan Ryan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
It's the third straight postponement for the Twins stemming from multiple positive tests for COVID-19. A doubleheader is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday in Oakland, though it's unclear if Shoemaker will start or if Minnesota will reorganize the rotation after three consecutive postponements.
Shoemaker and the Twins won't play the Angels on Sunday since the game was postponed due to COVID-19 concerns, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
The 34-year-old was originally tabbed to start Saturday, but that contest was also postponed for the same reasons. The Twins reported multiple positive tests for the virus and are conducting additional testing and contact tracing, throwing the immediate future of their schedule into question. Shoemaker could pitch Monday at Oakland if Minnesota is cleared to retake the field.
Shoemaker and the Twins won't play the Angels on Saturday since the game was postponed due to COVID-19 issues, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
The Twins reported at least one positive test for COVID-19, so the game was postponed to conduct additional testing and contact tracing. Shoemaker could take the mound Sunday, though there's no certainty that game won't also be pushed back.
Shoemaker allowed four runs on seven hits and a walk and struck out seven over five innings in a no-decision versus the Mariners on Sunday.
Shoemaker got through five innings without allowing a run. He began the sixth but allowed homers to Kyle Seager and Taylor Trammell before Cody Stashak came on in relief. Shoemaker has a 4.09 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 12 strikeouts across 11 innings to begin the season. Injuries have plagued the veteran right-hander for the last four years, but he's been a solid fourth or fifth starter when healthy. The 34-year-old is expected to make his next start on the road Friday versus the Angels.
Shoemaker (1-0) picked up the win after allowing one run on three hits while striking out five over six innings Monday against the Tigers.
Shoemaker gave up his lone run on a solo homer in the fifth inning, but by that time, his offense had already put up 11 runs. This was a reassuring first outing for the right-hander, who didn't secure his spot in the starting rotation until shortly before the regular season began. His next start lines up for Sunday against Seattle.
Shoemaker is slated to start the Twins' fourth game of the season Monday against the Tigers, Megan Ryan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Shoemaker's spot in the Twins' season-opening rotation became secure after manager Rocco Baldelli confirmed last week that Randy Dobnak would begin the year in the bullpen. Due to a slew of long-term injuries, Shoemaker has combined to make only 18 starts over the past three seasons, but he's generally been strong from a fantasy standpoint when he's been healthy enough to pitch. In those 18 starts, Shoemaker has produced a 3.77 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 83:28 K:BB in 88.1 innings. He wasn't quite as sharp in the Grapefruit League this spring with four home runs surrendered in his 12.1 innings, but he issued no walks and finished with a 0.97 WHIP.
Shoemaker gave up seven runs and two home runs in three innings in Wednesday's spring training loss to Boston. He has a 7.71 ERA this spring.
He did strike out three batters without a walk, so it wasn't all bad. Despite the poor outing, Shoemaker still looks set to win the fifth starter job. He had given up just one run in his first 6.1 innings this spring and boasts a 6:0 K:BB across 9.1 exhibition frames.
Shoemaker threw 2.1 scoreless innings with two strikeouts in his spring debut Friday against Atlanta. He retired all seven batters he faced.
Shoemaker is competing with Randy Dobnak, Lewis Thorpe and Devin Smeltzer for the Twins' fifth starter job, but he's the heavy favorite as long as he stays healthy. Health is the key as he has a 3.77 ERA, 23.5 percent strikeout rate and 7.9 percent walk rate over the last three seasons, but injuries have limited him to just six starts per year over that stretch.
Shoemaker signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the Twins on Monday, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
The 34-year-old will compete with the likes of Randy Dobnak and Devin Smeltzer for the Twins' fifth starter job and seemingly stands a decent chance to win it. He owns a 3.77 ERA backed up by a solid combination of a 23.5 percent strikeout rate and 7.9 percent walk rate over the last three seasons. The odds of him remaining in the rotation all year seem very slim, however, as injuries have limited him to just six starts per year over that stretch. He hasn't even reached 15 starts in a season since all the way back in 2016.
Shoemaker threw three scoreless innings Tuesday while allowing two hits and striking out two in a no-decision against the Rays in Game 1 of the AL Wild Card Round.
Shoemaker looked strong in his second outing since returning from a lat strain, throwing 27 of his 35 pitches for strikes. The right-hander recorded a 4.71 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 5.95 FIP in 28.2 innings of work during the regular season. The 34-year-old has been restricted to three innings of work in both of his outings since his return.
Shoemaker is healthy but will not make his scheduled start Saturday against the Orioles, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.
The Blue Jays made the change apparently to preserve their pitching options for the playoffs. Shoemaker threw a side session instead of making his scheduled start and could pitch in some capacity in the first game of the postseason. T.J. Zeuch will start in his place.
Shoemaker allowed one run on three hits and two walks across three innings in Monday's 11-5 win over the Yankees. He struck out one and did not factor in the decision.
It was a short start for Shoemaker, as he was only built up to throw a maximum of 60 pitches after being held out since Aug. 21 with a lat strain. He was able to log three innings on 54 pitches, allowing an RBI single to Gio Urshela in the second inning. The right-hander exited with the Blue Jays leading 5-1, but did not qualify for the win. He will look to go slightly deeper in the game when he takes the ball Sunday against Baltimore.
Shoemaker (lat) was activated from the injured list as expected ahead of his scheduled start Monday against the Yankees.
A strained lat will wind up keeping Shoemaker out for exactly a month. He didn't exactly excel prior to the injury, posting a 4.91 ERA over five starts, though that did come with a 1.01 WHIP and a solid combination of a 24.5 percent strikeout rate and a 6.9 percent walk rate. He likely won't pitch too deep into this contest, as he's only been built up to 60 pitches.
Shoemaker (lat) will start Monday's game against the Yankees, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports.
Shoemaker is stretched out to about 60 pitches, and he'll return to the mound exactly one month after suffering a right lat strain. Manager Charlie Montoyo said that he wanted to give the team's other starters an extra day to rest, so Shoemaker will start Monday's series opener against the Yankees with Tanner Roark taking the mound Tuesday.
Pitching coach Pete Walker said Shoemaker (lat) is stretched out to 60 pitches and is "pretty much ready to go," Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Toronto has yet to decide how to deploy the veteran right-hander upon his return, but it appears he's about ready to be activated after spending about a month on the shelf. Shoemaker started in his first five outings of the season before going down with the lat injury and posted a 4.91 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 25:7 K:BB over 25.2 innings.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/07||@ DET||W 7-3||1||5.0||4||0||2||5|
|05/01||vs KC||L 3-11||1||3.1||8||8||2||0|
|04/25||vs PIT||L 2-6||1||5.1||6||2||1||2|
|04/20||@ OAK||L 0-7||1||3.1||4||5||4||0|
|04/11||vs SEA||L 6-8||5.0||7||4||1||7|
|04/05||@ DET||W 15-6||1||6.0||3||1||0||5|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2010||AFA-Rancho Cucamonga Qua||122.0||20||20||2||7||8||0||119||39||138||4.94||1.451|
|2010||AAA-Salt Lake Bees||15.0||3||2||0||2||1||0||9||8||20||6.00||1.867|
|2011||AAA-Salt Lake Bees||21.0||4||4||0||0||2||0||12||12||28||8.14||1.905|
|2012||AAA-Salt Lake Bees||176.2||29||29||1||11||10||0||124||45||229||5.67||1.555|
|2013||AAA-Salt Lake Bees||184.1||29||29||0||11||13||0||160||29||212||4.64||1.309|
|2014||AAA-Salt Lake Bees||25.2||5||5||0||1||0||0||26||9||34||6.43||1.706|
|2015||AAA-Salt Lake Bees||6.0||1||1||0||0||1||0||5||2||5||0.00||1.167|
|2016||AAA-Salt Lake Bees||6.0||1||1||0||1||0||0||8||2||6||1.50||1.333|
|2017||AFA-Inland Empire 66ers||3.0||1||1||0||0||0||0||5||0||2||0.00||0.667|
|2018||AFA-Inland Empire 66ers||4.0||1||1||0||0||0||0||6||2||0||0.00||0.500|