Starling Marte was impressive in his Major League debut.
Manager Clint Hurdle always gives the same message to rookies when they first arrive to the big leagues -- respect everything and fear nothing.
The message must have resonated with the 23-year-old Startling Marte in his Major League debut on Thursday in Houston. Because that's exactly what he did.
The outfielder stepped to the plate against the Houston Astros' lefty Dallas Keuchel for his very first Major League at-bat. He didn't look nervous. He looked confident. And it showed.
Marte took the very first pitch seen at the big league level for a home run, crushed over the left center field wall. Keuchel left an 86 MPH cutter over the plate and Marte jumped all over it for his first hit, run, RBI and home run in his profess...
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