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.