Morristown native Brett Martin impresses in first MLB action

Brett Martin, third from left, poses for a picture with his parents, Roy and Tara Martin, and brother Trey Martin on Friday.

With former Morristown East High School and Walters State Community College baseball standout Brett Martin making his Major League debut on Friday night, social media accounts, both locally and among Texas Rangers fans/media, had high praise for the 23-year-old’s perfect ninth inning of relief in a 7-2 loss to the Houston Astros.

Below are a sample of comments about the lefty’s outing as well as his call up to the majors.

Texas Rangers official

Twitter page

“Three up, three down! Not a bad debut!”

Jared Sandler,

Rangers radio

“Brett Martin’s first career MLB inning is PERFECT with three groundouts.”

Christopher Fittz,

Lone Star Baseball

“If you’ve stuck around with the Rangers tonight you’re rewarded with getting to see Brett Martin’s MLB debut.”

East Baseball,

Morristown East

baseball’s official

Twitter page

“Congrats to former Cane and current Rangers pitcher Brett Martin. The Canes baseball family is happy and excited for you! Wish you the best of luck in the Bigs!”

MoWest Baseball,

Morristown West

baseball’s official

Twitter page

“Congratulation to Brett Martin on getting promoted to the MLB with the Texas Rangers. Thanks for representing Morristown and your family well. Good luck young man. We are all cheering for you.”

Jeff Wilson,

Rangers beat writer

“Brett Martin made his MLB debut Friday night (he was very good).”

Andy Chrisman, Cocke County baseball

head coach

“Clean inning for Brett Martin in his MLB debut. 1-2-3 inning.”

Matt Daniels, Citizen

Tribune sports editor

“Former Morristown East and Walters State baseball standout Brett Martin made his Major League debut last night, working a perfect inning by getting Michael Brantley, Carlos Correa and Yuli Gurriel all to ground out. Not bad kid. Not bad at all!”

Derwin Helton, Citizen

Tribune sports writer

“Congrats to former Morristown East and Walters State star Brett Martin on being called up the majors. Thrilled for you. You make us all proud.”

Marlin Curnutt, Citizen

Tribune correspondent

“What a journey from Morristown to Arlington, Texas. Watched this kid since he was in Little League. Now, he’s in MLB. What a thrill for Brett Martin and all of us who know him.”

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