New York Mets Amazin’ News, 7/6/17: Tim Tebow Goes Deep, Impersonates MJ, May Play With Michael Conforto
Jun 27, 2017; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; St. Lucie Mets outfielder Tim Tebow (15) looks on prior to the game against the Palm Beach Cardinals at First Data Field. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Tim Tebow continued to take the baseball world by storm Wednesday, crushing his fifth minor league home run of the year, his second in eight days.

The St. Lucie Mets hosted the Charlotte Stone Crabs Wednesday, and Tim Tebow hit another home run. The solo blast came in the third inning, and the Mets ended up winning 8-4.

During his home run trot, the outfielder did his best impression of basketball icon and former minor league baseball player Michael Jordan.

Through nine games with St. Lucie, Tebow is quietly hitting .360 with two homers and seven RBI.

Conforto Teaming With Tebow?

Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that currently injured Mets outfielder Michael Conforto could begin his rehab assignment alongside Tebow in St. Lucie, perhaps as early as Thursday.

While Conforto’s primary focus will be to get himself back into game shape, you can be sure that the Mets will ask him for his thoughts on his Heisman Trophy-winning teammate upon his return to Citi Field.

Jacob deGrom Pushed Back to Friday

With Wednesday night’s series finale against the Washington Nationals getting rained out, the Mets will push scheduled starter Jacob deGrom back to Friday rather than skip his turn in the rotation.

It remains to be seen who will follow deGrom in the team’s final two games before the All-Star break, but it’s safe to assume that Rafael Montero won’t get a spot start.

Other Mets News, Stories

  • ESNY’s Nicholas Santuccio looks at lessons the Mets must learn from during what has been a disappointing season.
  • MLB.com’s Jim Callis notes that the Mets have until Friday to sign left-handed pitcher David Peterson, their first-round pick (20th overall) in this year’s draft.
  • Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen talks to The Record‘s Matt Ehalt about why the team is issuing so many walks this season.

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Zachary Weisleder is a New York Mets Beat Writer for Elite Sports NY. Born and raised in Toronto, Zach is a diehard fan of his local Blue Jays, Raptors, and Maple Leafs. In addition to writing for ESNY, Zach is a passionate supporter of Syracuse athletics and exemplifies his allegiance through contributing for Fansided’s Inside the Loud House and The Armchair All-Americans.