Former Aggie pitcher Corbin Martin makes successful MLB debut
It was a dream come true for Corbin Martin when he took the mound for the Astros in his hometown of Houston, Texas on Mother’s Day. The former Texas A&M pitcher had a successful Major League debut after being called up for to replace Collin McHugh in the Stros starting rotation.
The Cypress Ranch High School alumni had a successful career at Texas A&M including 95 strikeouts in his junior year before moving on to professional ball. Martin became a standout in the Astros organization this season, throwing for the Triple-A Round Rock Express.
As expected for a pitcher making a home debut for their hometown team, Martin got a lot of support from the Houston faithful. The Aggie alum rode that support to nine strikeouts through 5.1 innings pitched.
The 23-year-old topped out at 97.7 MPH on his fastball but his knuckle curve strikeout of Hunter Pence may have been the highlight of the day. After a great debut, it will be interesting to see if Martin can keep performing at a high level for the Astros.