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Martinez returns to site of big league debut

Martinez returns to site of big league debut

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Martinez returns to site of big league debut
MILWAUKEE -- The three-game series against the Brewers at Miller Park marked the first trip to Milwaukee for Astros left fielder J.D. Martinez since he made his Major League debut here last July 30. Martinez doubled in his first big league at-bat.

"I said it the moment I got in the taxi taking me here," Martinez said Monday. "I was thinking, 'This is the same taxi ride, except not from the airport this time.' I remember seeing the ballpark from afar and going through the whole day. Everything seems like it's a flashback."

Martinez, of course, established himself pretty quickly by notching 28 RBIs in August and began this season entrenched as the club's No. 3 hitter. As he reflected upon his Miller Park debut, Martinez is much more confident in his surroundings these days.

"I know what to do and I'm not worried about where I have to go, what I have to do," he said. "I'm not overwhelmed. I feel a little more in control of the situation now."

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