Tim Tebow makes Spring Training Debut with Mets

Tim Tebow at Spring Training with the New York Mets in March 2017. (Photo Courtesy: Ken Davidoff/Twitter: @KenDavidoff)

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.

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.

The Mets would end up winning the game 8-7 over Boston. Tebow would finish 0-3 with 2 strikeouts.