The blast was Tebow’s third since getting called up to the advanced Single-A St. Lucie Mets at the beginning of the month.
While the world was focused on the madness that is the Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor press tour, Tim Tebow was out here just casually dropping walk-off home runs for the St. Lucie Mets on Thursday night. According to his player profile on the team’s official website, he’s batting.326 with 15 hits in 46 at-bats, has nine RBIs, two home runs and two doubles. His longest previous hit streak was five games, and now he has an eight game streak.
The Mets are seven games below.500 and sitting in fourth place (out of five) in the National League East standings.
“It was fun to celebrate with those guys”, he said after the game.
In fact, if Tebow keeps hitting the way he is now, he’ll likely get promoted to Double-A at some point even before September.
Tebow’s goal to make it to the major leagues is a race against time.
The Tortugas and Mets wrap up the three-game set at 6:30 p.m. on Friday. (The high school homer) was for the district championship. It was the first walk-off he had hit since his junior year in high school.
“I just wanted to try and come through in the end and help win it for our team”, Tebow said after Thursday’s game (via the Daytona Beach News-Journal).
Then again Judge has 30 home runs this season and Tebow has six, so maybe that wouldn’t be a good idea after all. One day we may even see Tebow in the big leagues.