That was the story line Sunday at
"It will hopefully be a short stint for Matt down there," said Angels Manager
Shoemaker has a 2.81 earned-run average in three starts, but he lasted only five innings on Saturday. The Angels used three of their top relievers --
"If I went another inning or two, if the game didn't go extras ... everything is part of it," Shoemaker said. "This game is an awesome and crazy game."
If LeBlanc is not needed in relief Sunday or Monday, the Angels figure to start him in Shoemaker's place Thursday against the
LeBlanc, 29, has started 68 games in the majors. He opened last season in the
LeBlanc was notified of his call-up late Saturday night and caught a 7:10 a.m. flight from Salt Lake City in order to make the 12:35 p.m. game in Anaheim.
"It's like a normal triple-A flight," LeBlanc said. "I'll take it any day of the week to get here."
Scioscia said he did not know if