Sam Bachman, ex-Miami University RedHawks pitcher, makes MLB debut for Los Angeles Angels

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Sam Bachman
Los Angeles Angels pitcher Sam Bachman

Sam Bachman, a former Miami University RedHawks right-handed pitcher and first-round draft pick in 2021, made his Major League Baseball debut for the Los Angeles Angels on Friday against the Miami Marlins.

Bachman allowed four hits and an earned run in two innings of relief, walking two and striking out four in the Angels' 6-2 loss at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.

The Angels promoted Bachman to the big-league club from the Double-A Rocket City Trash Pandas, the team announced Thursday.

Bachman was the ninth overall pick of the 2021 MLB Draft. Only the Reds' Matt McLain, the 17th pick in 2021, has reached the Majors from that class.

Bachman, 23, is ranked fifth among the team's top prospects by In 26 1/3 innings over six starts this season, he has a 5.81 ERA with 29 strikeouts and 20 walks. In 12 starts last season for Rocket City, he posted a 3.92 ERA with 30 strikeouts and 25 walks in 43 ⅔ innings.

Bachman posted a 1.81 ERA with just one home run allowed in 59 ⅔ innings over 12 starts during his final season at MU.

This article originally appeared on Cincinnati Enquirer: Sam Bachman makes MLB debut for Los Angeles Angels