Tebow With 3 Hits, St. Lucie Rolls 7-3

Tim Tebow went 3-5 with a double and two singles and St. Lucie defeats Ft. Myers in a matinee game 7-3 at Ft. Myers today.

After Ft. Myers opened up a 3-0 lead with runs in the 2nd, 3rd and 5th, St. Lucie scored 4 in the 6th, all with 2 outs in the inning. Patrick Mazeika walks and then Jhoan Urena hits a two run homer. Peter Alonso follows up with a solo home run. Tebow joins the party with a double down the right field line, then two batters later scores a run on a single from Jose Garcia.

St. Lucie added 2 in the eighth, featuring a perfectly placed bunt from Tebow down the third base line, advancing the runner from second to third and Tebow beating the throw to first.

In the ninth inning Tebow gets his third hit, a broken bat single to right scoring Urena from second base.

Tebow finishes the game 3-5 with an RBI and run scored. This is Tebow’s first three hit game since joining St. Lucie.  In the process he snapped a 0-12 hitless streak.

The run that Tebow scored turned out to be the winning run. This is also Tebow’s first game playing center field.

Op Ed: Revisiting Tebow’s Playoff Victory

Looking back at this playoff game against the Steelers back in January 2012 just magnified how great a game that Tebow played that day. A brief look on that day showed that Tebow’s offensive totals were 3 Touchdowns,  366 total yards and no interceptions.

His passing average was 15 Yards Per catch, still a playoff record and may never be broken due to the emphasis on the short completions prevalent in today’s NFL. Contrast Ben Rothlisberger’s average of 7 yards per catch in that same game.

Even the drives that did not result in touchdowns were deep in the offensive zone as three field goals were kicked and made from 35 yards on in, meaning the farthest the ball was out on those 3 drives was on the 18 yard line.

Of course who will ever forget the dramatic ending to the game as Tebow won it on the first play of overtime.

This game will arguably go down as one of the Greatest Games ever played. The bottom line is that Tim Tebow and the Broncos won that day and no revisionist history can erase what happened or diminish that fact, no matter how hard Tebow’s detractors have pounded the narrative.

This happened to be the last game that Tebow would start and win.

Not coincidentally, the NFL signed a monster deal in December 2011 in the height of Tebowmania for 26 Billion Dollars for 10 years. The NFL got a pretty nice paycheck for a few months of Tim Tebow. In fact a Forbes article describing the deal had Tim Tebow’s picture squarely featured in the article, leaving no doubt on how the NFL got so much money:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kurtbadenhausen/2011/12/14/the-nfl-signs-tv-deals-worth-26-billion/#259c743222b4

The NFL had no real interest in Tebow, but enjoyed the money and the publicity over the years as fans wondered and talked about Tebow going to this team or that team.

Tebow shut the door completely on the NFL in 2015 as he started to focus completely on baseball. After the Mets announced signing of Tebow back on NFL opening day in September 2016, the networks have been on full offense since trying to discredit Tebow because he and his fans have turned their backs on the NFL.

There are five years left on the NFL TV deal. Obvious the media outlets like NBC, PFT, and CBS are reeling from the fans turning away due to factors like Tebow and Kaepernick.

MLB and the Mets are basking in the limelight as all the attention is directed to baseball now.

Welcome to baseball Tim Tebow. The NFL never deserved you.

Eighth Inning Rally Falls Short, St. Lucie Loses to Jupiter 2-1

An eighth inning rally started by Tim Tebow wasn’t enough as St. Lucie falls to Jupiter 2-1 at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter today.

It was a pitcher’s duel throughout as the Mets pitcher Nabil Crismatt and the Hammerheads pitcher Ben Meyer both went deep into the game.

Jupiter scored first in the first inning, St. Lucie answered with a run in the third, and Jupiter added another run in the seventh.

Tebow led off the eighth inning with a base hit, which was the first base hit since the third inning for St. Lucie. Wuilmer Becerra then walked and then J.C. Rodriquez reached on a force attempt, loading the bases putting Tebow on third. John Mora hit a ball deep in the hole at shortstop and a perfect throw got Tebow out at the plate. Dimino pops out and Urena struck out to end the eighth inning.

Tebow was robbed of a base hit in his second at bat as a sharply hit grounder to the right side was stopped by the diving first baseman who then tossed it to the pitcher for the out at first.

No ninth inning heroics for Tebow today as he came within one batter of batting in the ninth inning.

Tebow went 1-3 today with a single to right field in the eighth inning. He extends his hitting streak to 8 games and his on base streak is now up to 14 games and 15 out of 17 games.

Tebow’s average sits at .325.

Tebow, Gonzalez Lead St. Lucie to 3-2 Win

Tim Tebow had a single,  RBI and run scored, and Merandy Gonzalez had another strong outing as St. Lucie defeated the Jupiter Hammerheads 3-2 at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, FL tonight.

After Jupiter took the early lead in the 3rd inning 1-0, St. Lucie struck quickly in the top of the 4th. Peter Alonso walked, followed by a single by Jhoan Urena. Nick Sergakis grounds out to a force out leaving Alonso on 3rd and Sergakis at first. Tebow then comes to bat and hits a grounder up the middle. The shortstop Rojas was playing very close to second as he fielded the ball on the first base side of second which left no one covering second. Sergakis made a great slide into second to avoid the tag. Alonso gets home and Tebow to first, giving him an RBI. After Becerra singles loading up the bases, Jose Garcia got hit by a pitch which advanced all the runners, scored a run and advanced Tebow to third. Zabala hit a sacrifice fly to shallow center field and Tebow scored on the sacrifice fly with a head first slide. That made the score 3-1, which looking back ended up to be the winning run of the game.

In his last at bat in the 9th inning Tebow hit a single to extend his hitting streak to 7 games and his on base streak to 13 games and 14 out of the last 16 games with Columbia and St. Lucie.

Merandy Gonzalez had another great outing, pitching 5 2/3 innings giving up one run on three hits. Jupiter rallied for one run in the bottom of the ninth but it wasn’t enough as Tyler Bashlor picked up the save.

Tebow now has 5 runs and 9 RBI’s since arriving at St. Lucie.

This is St. Lucie’s second win in a row and have won 3 out of their last 4.

Next game is tomorrow at Jupiter. First pitch at 1:00 Eastern.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tebow Extends Season High Hitting Streak, St. Lucie wins 3-1 Over Jupiter

Tim Tebow extended his season high hitting streak of 6 games, Jhoan Urena went 3-4 with 2 doubles and 2 runs scored and Peter Alonso went 2-4 with 2 RBI’s as St. Lucie won 3-1 tonight in Jupiter.

St. Lucie put runs up in the 5th, 6th and 8th innings and led by great pitching from Church, Palada and Torres, only gave up one run on 8 hits.

With one out in the second Tebow got a hit on his first at bat, a single to left field, advancing Mazeika to second.  The next batter Becerra hit into a double play to end the inning for St. Lucie.

Tebow went 1-4 tonight with a single, a line out to left, a strikeout and a groundout.  He currently has a six game hitting streak, Tebow’s personal best and season high.

Tim has hitting streaks of six, five and four (twice) as a member of the Fireflies and the Mets this season.  He also extends his on base streak at 12 games and 13 of his last 15.  Tebow has reached base in all 11 games since joining St. Lucie.

Next game is tomorrow night at Jupiter.  First pitch is at 5:30 Eastern.

Tebow Doubles, RBI, Run Scored in 8-5 Charlotte Win over St. Lucie

Tim Tebow hit a double, scored a run and drove in a run, and Michael Conforto went 3-4  and reached base four times.  Despite these efforts, Charlotte wins 8-5 in St. Lucie tonight.

It is expected that Conforto, who is on rehab assignment in St. Lucie from the parent club will be joining the New York Mets when they play the St. Louis Cardinals this weekend.

Tebow hit a deep flyout in his first at bat.  His second at bat produced an RBI.  There were runners on first and third with one out.  Tebow hit a ball to the shortstop who attempted to turn a double play.  Tebow’s hustle down the line beat the relay throw to first and scored Patrick Mazeika from third.

Tebow grounded out his third at bat; however in his fourth at bat he did the most damage.  With 2 out in the 8th inning, Tebow hit his second double at St. Lucie and then Wullmer Becerra followed Tebow with a double of his own to drive in Tebow from second base.

Tebow finished the game going 1-4 with a double, RBI and run scored.  He is batting .345 with 8 RBI’s, 4 runs scored, 2 doubles, and an OPS of 1.093.  Tebow currently has a 10 game on-base streak as he has reached base in every game he has played at St. Lucie.  Dating back to Columbia his streak is at 11 games, and 12 out of the last 14 games.  One of those 2 games he didn’t reach base in Columbia he had 2 RBI’s on a sacrifice fly and and a groundout.

Tebow currently has a 5 game hitting streak.

Next game is at Jupiter tomorrow night with the first pitch scheduled for 6:30 Eastern.

 

Tebow Homers, Mets Defeat Stone Crabs 8-4

Nick Sergakis and Tim Tebow hit back to back homers in the third inning  and the Mets rolled to a 8-4 victory in St. Lucie tonight.

The Mets put up three runs in the 2nd and four in the 3rd inning.  The Mets added one in the 6th to round out their scoring.

After Sergakis’ two run homer, Tebow blasted a homer to left center adding to a 3-0 lead.  Tebow had one other ball that was hit to the warning track that was just a few feet from a 2nd homer.

Tebow went 1-4 with a HR and RBI.  Tebow also had two flyouts, one of those to the warning track, and a sharp line drive caught by the third baseman.

This is Tebow’s second homer, third run scored and 7th RBI since joining St. Lucie.  He has five homers in his minor league career, surpassing John Elway’s total of 4.

Next game is with Charlotte tomorrow night.  First pitch is at 6:30pm Eastern.