If you’re a Tim Tebow fan, look away. The New York Mets farmhand just hit a brand-new low in his professional baseball career.
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— Buffalo Bisons (@BuffaloBisons) May 29, 2019
That’s right, Buffalo Bisons’ first baseman and outfielder Jordan Patterson took the mound for the first time as a professional and mowed down Tebow.
Chad Green vs. Tim Tebow went, well, probably exactly how you’d think it would go: 95, 95, 96, strikeout.
Four Ks in two innings for Green. Only 28 pitches, so he should be good to go for a third inning. pic.twitter.com/OgvfloHFF1
— Conor Foley (@RailRidersTT) May 3, 2019
When Green took his 16.43 ERA to AAA and made Tebow look silly on three pitches, it wasn’t pretty. But this latest Tebow trip up is a microcosm of the next-level cringeworthy season he’s putting together.
The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner is slashing .156/.239/.227 with just one home run. His strikeout against Patterson brought his total up to 53 in just 40 games with the Syracuse Mets.
Diehard Tebow fans still have reason to hope, though. After all, the former quarterback is only a year removed from hitting a respectable .273/.336/.399 with six homers in 84 games at AA.
He still has plenty of time to turn his season around. And if the Mets continue their .500 pace late into the season, they may yet consider making him a September call-up to sell a few extra tickets.
But there’s a long way to go before that happens. For now, all fans can do is watch to see if Tebow’s worst season as a professional athlete can actually get any worse.