The Los Angeles Angels have sent 29-year old righty starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker to AAA. Shoemaker has pitched in 5 games (all starts) for the Angels so far this year and he is 1-4 with a 9.15 ERA and a 1.89 WHIP. He has given up 29 hits (6 homers) and he has walked 10 batters while whiffing 16 batters in his first 20 2/3 innings so far this year. His 21 earned runs allowed leads the American League! It looked like batters were running up to the plate to bat against Shoemaker. The Angels have called up 27-year old righty reliever A.J. Achter to replace Shoemaker on the pitching staff. Achter pitched in 1 game (0 starts) earlier this year for the Angels and he is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and a 0.00 WHIP. He has now pitched in 19 games (0 starts) in his first three years in the show and he is 1-1 with a 4.97 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP.