F-Mart Humble After Nice Debut With Astros
Fernando Martinez had a smashing debut with the Astros today in their 10-1 victory over Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals.
The former Met prospect doubled on the first pitch he saw as an Astro, but it was his second hit that had Astro fans buzzing as F-mart clobbered a towering three-run homer to left-center against a strong wind.
His line for the day was: 2-2, HR, 2B, BB, 3 RBI.
Martinez, 23, batted fifth and is fighting for a corner outfield spot with his new team.
“I need the opportunity to play a couple games here so they can see me and know how I play, how I run the bases and how I play in the outfield,” he said. “I feel very grateful for the good start.”
The Astros claimed the one-time phenom off waivers from the New York Mets this offseason.
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