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Sam Bachman Called Up By Angels For MLB Debut

2021 first-round draft pick earns his first big league promotion
May 26, 2023

Another one of the Los Angeles Angels’ top prospects has been Launched to the League. Following a solid start to the 2023 season, right-handed pitcher Sam Bachman, the Angels’ No. 5 prospect according to, has been promoted to the Los Angeles Angels and is expected to make his MLB

Trash Pandas Pitching Brilliant In 6-1 Win 

Kerry throws five scoreless relief innings to earn the win over Barons
May 19, 2023

The Rocket City Trash Pandas took a no-hitter into the seventh in a dazzling performance on the mound, and the offense broke through with a five-run third inning in a 6-1 victory over the Birmingham Barons on Friday night in front of a spirited crowd of 6,075 at Toyota Field.

Trash Pandas Fall On Education Day 7-6

Tennessee hangs on for one-run victory at Toyota Field
May 3, 2023

The Rocket City Trash Pandas made a late bid at a comeback, but ultimately couldn’t climb all the way back in a 7-6 loss to the Tennessee Smokies in front of an energetic Education Day crowd of 5,876 at Toyota Field on Wednesday afternoon. Trash Pandas starter Sam Bachman was

Home Runs Pace Rocket City Attack in 9-6 Win

Calabrese homers twice as Trash Pandas beat Lookouts
April 28, 2023

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee – The Rocket City Trash Pandas blasted a season-high four home runs, led by a career night from David Calabrese, to back a solid start from Sam Bachman in a 9-6 win over the Chattanooga Lookouts on Friday night at AT&T Field. Calabrese had a monster night at

Trash Pandas Swept By Shuckers In Twin Bill

Rocket City looking for series split on Sunday
April 22, 2023

The Rocket City Trash Pandas suffered a pair of defeats in Saturday’s doubleheader against the Biloxi Shuckers, dropping the opener 12-4 before an 8-0 loss in the nightcap in front of an energetic crowd of 5,932 at Toyota Field. In the opener, the Trash Pandas got off to a good

Healthy Sam Bachman Takes Control In 2023

Righty off to 2-0 start in Trash Pandas rotation
April 20, 2023

Sam Bachman knows what he needs to do to be his best self. One of the top ranked pitching prospects in baseball, Bachman’s key to success is to simply stay strong. While that proved difficult in 2022, Bachman feels like he is ready for a breakout campaign in 2023. “The

Trash Pandas Bats Back Bachman In 10-4 Win

Trash Pandas reach double digits for third straight game in Birmingham
April 15, 2023

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – The Rocket City Trash Pandas broke a close game open late to clinch their first series victory of the season with a 10-4 victory over the Birmingham Barons on Saturday night at Regions Field. The win is the Trash Pandas’ third in a row and gives them

Trash Pandas Storm Past Barons 12-6

Bachman earns first professional win in longest start
September 14, 2022

MADISON, Alabama – The Rocket City Trash Pandas broke a close game open with a seven-run bottom of the fifth inning, using a persistent plate presence and a solid start on the mound to defeat the Birmingham Barons 12-6 in the second game of their six-game series on Wednesday night

Trash Pandas Drop Rain-Shortened Contest to Montgomery

Rocket City six-run comeback falls short
September 8, 2022

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – The Trash Pandas dropped their second consecutive game on Thursday night at Montgomery Riverwalk Stadium, as heavy rains ended the affair against the Biscuits in the 6th inning. Sam Bachman got the start for Rocket City but struggled early. Montgomery grabbed a quick lead in the first

Patience, Speed Power 7-4 Trash Pandas Win

Trash Pandas steal franchise-record seven bases to beat Smokies
August 4, 2022

MADISON, Alabama – With a good eye at the plate and fast legs on the basepaths, the Rocket City Trash Pandas came from behind to defeat the Tennessee Smokies 7-4 in the third game of their six-game series at Toyota Field on Thursday night. As a team, the Trash Pandas

Power, Pitching Lead Trash Pandas Past Barons 5-1

Rocket City hits three home runs, five pitchers combine on three-hitter
July 23, 2022

MADISON, Alabama – The Rocket City Trash Pandas jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, defeating the Birmingham Barons 5-1 to clinch a series victory over their North Division rivals on Saturday night at Toyota Field. Making his first start since May 27 after being sidelined with

Rocket City Falls 4-2 In Pensacola

Bachman fires four no-hit innings in second Double-A start
May 13, 2022

In a pitcher’s duel between two of the top pitching prospects in Minor League Baseball, the Rocket City Trash Pandas got a solid start before their lead slipped away in a 4-2 loss to the Pensacola Blue Wahoos on Friday night in front of a sellout crowd of 5,038 at

Scouting report: Angels right-hander Bachman

Club’s No. 2 prospect has arsenal to ride fast track to Majors
March 22, 2022's Scouting Report series spotlights players who are just starting their professional careers, focusing on what the experts are projecting for these young phenoms. Here's a look at second-ranked Angels prospect Sam Bachman. The Angels have gone through great lengths to address their pitching woes in the past few years.