Sporting the football number of 97, Tim Tebow started his first Major League-level game today making his Mets Grapefruit League debut batting eighth at designated hitter vs the Boston Red Sox.
Tebow’s first game was baseball’s version of baptism by fire as he faced the reigning American League Cy Young award winner in Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello.
In his first at-bat, Tebow saw 4 pitches from Porcello and struck out looking.
.@TimTebow steps to the plate for his FIRST at-bat in a #SpringTraining game: https://t.co/lNaAimk6Eb pic.twitter.com/a5mEv0cnR8
— MLB (@MLB) March 8, 2017
Tim Tebow struck out in his first at-bat with the Mets.
And he wasn’t too sure about that last strike… pic.twitter.com/SkUo84qIfo
— Baseball Tonight (@BBTN) March 8, 2017
Later in the game, Tebow came to the plate with the bases loaded and nobody out. He grounded into a double play but brought a run home and tied the game at 4.
Who’s that in the dugout?
Just @TimTebow. NBD.#SpringTraining pic.twitter.com/h8OdI2KI6l
— MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) March 8, 2017
The Mets would end up winning the game 8-7 over Boston. Tebow would finish 0-3 with 2 strikeouts.