Mets Fall in Thriller 9-8 Despite 3 Hits By Tebow

A ninth inning rally by the Mets fell short as they lost to Bradenton tonight by the score of 9-8 at First Data Field.

The game featured a 3-5 performance by Tim Tebow and he also added a run and a RBI.

Tebow kicked off a five run second inning with a single to left, then advances to third when Michael Paez doubles to left. Tebow and Paez score on a John Mora double.

Tebow’s second at bat was a groundout to second.

Tebows third at bat was a single to left scoring Jhoan Urena and advancing Patrick Mazeika to 2nd.

Going into the bottom of the ninth, the Mets were down 9-7. The Mets rallied when Mazieka walked; then after Enmamuel Zabala substituted as a pinch runner, Tebow hit a single advancing Zabala to third. During Jeff McNeil’s at bat, a baseball caught in the equipment of the catcher by rule scored Zabala and advanced Tebow to second. McNeil was then hit by a pitch. Paez singled to load the bases, then J.C. Rodriquez almost ended the game with a sharp line drive to second baseman Mitchell Tolman. Tolman made a diving catch and doubled Paez off of first to win the game 9-8.

Tebow is now batting .315 with 12 runs scored and 16 RBI’s since his promotion to St. Lucie.

Game 3 with Bradenton is tomorrow night at First Data Field. First pitch is at 6:30 Eastern.




Keller leads Marauders to 4-2 Win over St. Lucie

Mitch Keller, a top pitching prospect for the Pittsburgh Pirates, had an impressive outing as he pitched seven innings giving up 2 runs in a 4-2 Marauders win over St. Lucie tonight.

Tebow finished the night 0-3 with a sacrifice bunt that he almost beat out, a base reached on a forceout and 2 strikeouts.

The Marauders struck first with a 4 run third inning. That turned out to be all they needed as St. Lucie scored runs in the sixth and seventh inning.

With two out in the ninth, Peter Alonso got hit by a pitch which brought up Tebow as the tying run at the plate. He struck out on a curve ball to end the game.

The Mets continue their series with the Marauders tomorrow night in St. Lucie. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 Eastern.

Church With Strong Outing Propels St. Lucie To A 3-2 Win

Andrew Church Pitched 7 2/3 strong innings and Austin McGeorge picked up the save as St. Lucie defeats the Florida Fire Frogs 3-2 tonight.

St Lucie scored two runs in the fifth and one in the sixth for a 3-0 St. Lucie lead. The Fire Frogs added 2 in the eight to make it close at the end

Tebow went 0-2 with a run scored, walk and hit by pitch.

Tebow’s first at bat in the 2nd was a sharp groundout to first.

With runners on first and third with one out in the 4th, Tebow hits into a forceout, beating out a relay throw to first, advancing Jhoan Urena to third. After a Michael Paez walk advanced Tebow to second base the runners were left stranded.

The 6th inning Tebow led off the inning and was hit by a pitch. Two batters later Mazeika grounds into a forceout and Tebow advances to second. J.C. Rodriquez then bangs a triple to drive in Tebow from 2nd.

Tebow’s final at bat was a walk on 4 pitches. He then is forced out at second.

Tebow had two of the last three putouts in the ninth inning to help seal the win for St. Lucie.

The Mets are back home against the Marauders tomorrow night with first pitch scheduled for 6:30 Eastern at First Data Field.

Tebow with HR, Double in Mets 3-2 Victory

Tim Tebow blasted a home run to right field and added a double and Joseph Shaw pitched eight solid innings in a Mets 3-2 victory over the Fire Frogs in Kissimmee this afternoon.

Joseph Shaw pitched a great game giving up only 2 runs on eight hits. As the Mets pitching staff was severely depleted from the 15 inning game last night, Shaw gave the Mets the innings they needed to rest their relievers today.

The Fire Frogs struck first with a home run by Andrew Daniel in the 2nd and a Brett Cumberland RBI double in the 3rd inning.

Jhona Urena led off the 4th inning for the Mets with a triple and came in to score on a Peter Alonso groundout. The next batter Tebow blasted a homer to right, his fourth this season and 15th RBI of the year in the FSL.

Jeff McNeil rounded out the scoring in the 6th inning for St. Lucie as Patrick Mazeika doubled to right field scoring McNeil from second.

Tebow hit a double down the left field line in the 8th inning. He went to third when a errant pickoff throw went into center field. After a Mazeika walk putting runners on first and third with one out, they were left stranded on base.

Tebow finished the day 2-4 with a HR (4) double (5) RBI (15) and two strikeouts.

Tebow’s batting average rises to .317. He now has 7 home runs in his minor league career, which is now 2 behind Deion Sanders’ total of 9 homers in his minor league career.

Despite Alonso’s 2 HR’s. St. Lucie Falls to Jupiter

Peter Alonso hit 2 HR’s and Tim Tebow went 2-3 as St. Lucie is defeated by Jupiter 10-2 in the last game of the series for the two teams.

St. Lucie scored first when former Gator Peter Alonso hit his 11th home run of the season, making the score 1-0. Juptier answered with a run in the 3rd and 3 in the 5th inning to make it 4-1 Jupiter.

Alonso hit his 2nd homer of the game, a solo shot in the bottom half of the 6th inning to narrow Jupiter’s lead to 4-2.

Jupiter broke the game open in the 7th and 8th innings when they scored 2 and 4 runs respectively to make the score 10-2 after 8 innings.

In the bottom of the ninth the Mets tried to get a rally started as both Emmanuel Zabala and Tebow hit singles to lead off the inning, placing runners on first and second. Wuilmer Becarra hit into a forceout which forced out Zabala at third and advanced Tebow to second and Becarra to first. Jeff McNeil hit into a game ending double play to end the game.

Tebow went 2-3 with 2 singles, a walk and a strikeout. It was Tebow’s second straight two-hit game and his third multi-hit game in his last four games.  Tebow also stole his first base of the season which delighted the crowd there for Gator night.

Tebow’s walk was highlighted by a 8 pitch at bat in which he fouled off 3 pitches at 97 mph and eventually walked.

Tebow, Alonso and McNeil each had 2 hits for the Mets tonight.

The Mets hit the road tomorrow as they face off with the Florida Fire Frogs with first pitch scheduled for 7:05pm Eastern.

Tebow With 2 Hits, RBI, St. Lucie Rolls to 5-0 Win

Tim Tebow had a double, a single and RBI, and Merandy Gonzalez pitched 7 strong innings as St. Lucie defeated the Jupiter Hammerheads 5-0 in a matinee game in St. Lucie today.

St. Lucie scored 3 runs in the first inning and 2 in the 8th inning.  Tebow had a hand in the runs scored as Tebow hit an RBI single driving in Jhoan Urena and in the eighth inning hit a double that moved Sergakis to third base.  Michael Paez then hit a sacrifice fly to score Sergakis.

Tebow’s second at bat was a groundout to 1st, but with runners on 1st and 2nd, it advanced the runners to 2nd and 3rd putting them in scoring position.

Tebow finished the day 2-4 with a single, double and an RBI.  Tebow was the only Met today with a multi-hit game.  Tebow is batting .306 through 22 games.  He now has 14 RBI’s and 4 doubles since joining St. Lucie mid-season.

Tebow’s current slash line over 22 games is  .306/.390/.514/.904

After spending all season either playing LF or in the DH slot, he played his second game in center field, which he has delivered a solid performance.

St. Lucie has won their last three games in a row and six of their last eight.

The Mets conclude their series with the Hammerheads tomorrow night at St. Lucie.  First pitch is at 6:30 Eastern.

Tebow with RBI, St. Lucie Prevails 3-2 Over Jupiter

Tim Tebow drove in a run with a walk in the sixth inning and St. Lucie won 3-2 over Jupiter in St. Lucie tonight.

With St. Lucie up 1-0 and with two outs in the sixth inning and the bases loaded, Tebow worked the count to 3-2 and then walked which drove in a run. St. Lucie added a run in the same inning and held on to win as Jupiter answered with a run in the seventh and ninth innings, as a ninth inning rally fell short for Jupiter.

Tebow drove in a key run in the sixth inning to keep a rally going as there was bases loaded with no outs and the two batters before him struck out and lined out respectively.

Tebow went 0-3 with a walk and RBI. The RBI was the 13th of the season with St. Lucie.

The Mets have now won 5 of their last 7 games.

Tomorrow is breakfast baseball as St. Lucie takes on Jupiter at 10:30am Eastern.