Matt Shoemaker

State of the Angels

There’s no way around it: 2016 has been a lost season all the way around for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. While many pundits and projection systems had the Angels out of the playoff picture before the season,  the…

Series Recap 7/1-7/3 @ BOS

Friday 7/1: L 5-4 The tough times continued for the Angels Friday night in Boston as they received a poor starting pitching performance and some bad luck late in the game. In the 9th inning trailing 5-4, Daniel Nava drilled a…

Series Recap 6/20-6/22 @ HOU

Monday 6/20: L 10-7 The pitching woes continued for the Angels Monday night in Houston as starter Jhoulys Chacin was dreadful and the bullpen was not much better in relief. Chacin allowed 6 hits, 5 walks and 6 runs(5 earned) in…

Series Recap 6/17-6/19 @ OAK

Series Recap 6/17-6/19 @ OAK

Friday 6/17: L 2-3 Matt Shoemaker dominated once again for the Angels but the offense was unable to figure out A’s starter Kendall Graveman. With 7 strikeouts, 1 walk and 1 earned run allowed, Shoemaker extended his ridiculous hot streak to…

The Angels’ Complicated 2016 Summer

The Angels’ Complicated 2016 Summer

63 games into the season on June 13th, the Angels currently sit in 4th place in the American League West with a 27-36 record, only a half game up on the last place Oakland Athletics. The rash of injuries have…

Series Recap 5/27-5/29 vs HOU

Friday 5/27: W 7-2 For the 2nd straight outing, Matt Shoemaker was absolutely brilliant as he was rewarded with a win with a near shutout that ended in the 9th inning. Shoemaker was pulled after 1 out after allowing 2…

Garrett Richards to undergo Tommy John Surgery; Andrew Heaney has UCL damage

Garrett Richards to undergo Tommy John Surgery; Andrew Heaney has UCL damage

In stunning news Friday morning, it was announced by Yahoo’s Jeff Passan that Garrett Richards will be undergoing Tommy John surgery to repair a torn UCL(Ulnar Collateral Ligament). To make matters worse, Andrew Heaney‘s UCL is also damaged but it’s…

Series Recap 4/22-4/24 vs SEA

Friday 4/22: L 2-5 The Angels continued their early season struggles at home as they lost in extra innings to the Seattle Mariners. After going down 2-0 early in the first inning, the Angels received an injection of power in the…