Angels announce ALDS rotation: Jered Weaver in Game 1, Matt Shoemaker for Game 2


Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times has the announcement

Weaver was the obvious choice for Game 1 on Thursday in Anaheim, but Shoemaker pitching Game 2 comes as a mild surprise. He hasn’t made a start since September 15 due to an oblique strain and only threw around 40 pitches in his latest bullpen session. The Royals are going with Jason Vargas in Game 1 and Yordano Ventura in Game 2. James Shields would then pitch Game 3 against C.J. Wilson. If a Game 4 is necessary, the Angels will turn back to Weaver and Kansas City would probably roll with left-hander Danny Duffy.