The Angels sent Matt Shoemaker down to triple A 10 days ago after he struggled for the second consecutive start. What he needed to fix to have success in the majors was not complicated, they insisted, but he needed to do it before he pitched here again.
He needed to locate his fastball down in the zone and use it to set up his remaining offerings, particularly his once-great splitter.
"It's in him," Manager Mike Scioscia said Wednesday afternoon, as the Angels turned to him to fix their plagued pitching rotation.
It was not on Wednesday night, when Shoemaker finished only four innings, yielding seven hits and four runs and...