Tim Tebow Has Fallen Off The Map In Double-A; Batting A Putrid .133 After Hitting Home Run
Looks like the Tim Tebow train has derailed a bit.
When the former NFL QB stepped up to the plate for the first time in Double A ball, he smacked a three-run homer on the first pitch he saw for the Binghamton Rumble Ponies.
“Baseball’s a game where it’s never too high and never too low,” Tebow said after the season opener. “It’s just one at-bat and just one pitch, so you have to be focused. Tomorrow is another day where I have to improve.”
“I felt pretty good,” Tebow said. “He walked the two batters before me, so on one hand you’re probably thinking he’s going to be a little bit wild and be patient. But a lot of times after a catcher makes a visit to the mound, the next pitch is probably a fastball somewhat down the middle to try and get going again. That’s what I kind of anticipated, that’s what it was and I felt pretty good.”
It’s been all downhill since then, however. The former Heisman winner has run into a wall that he can’t seem to climb over. During his first week, he has eight strikeouts in his first 15 at-bats and his only hit since the homer was a single to first base on Monday against the Akron RubberDucks.
Tebow is playing left field, batting seventh in the lineup, his .133 average is third-worst among regulars, and his strikeout total is a team-high.
If this doesn’t work out for him, he can always take the offer given to him by Steve Spurrier and play quarterback for the Orlando based team in the AAFL.