Tim Tebow is, once again, looking rather comfortable in Florida.
On Thursday night, the New York Mets farmhand and former NFL quarterback slugged a walk-off home run for the High-A St. Lucie Mets, putting the finishing touch on a 5-4 victory over the Daytona Tortugas.
Like his previous two dingers since being promoted to the Florida-based squad 16 games ago, it went to the opposite field.
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TIM TEBOW WALK-OFF HOME RUN ON THE FIRST PITCH! pic.twitter.com/O7o7sAoUt2
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The walk-off knock came in the seventh inning, as minor leagues often institute seven-inning games for double-headers.
In his short stint with St. Lucie, Tebow is hitting .327/.421/.551 with three homers and 10 RBI after an ugly start to his foray into baseball.
“The goal is just to stay behind as many balls as I can,” Tebow said after win. “See it, let it get deep. When you stay behind it, it goes the other way.”
After his 2-of-5 night at the dish, the former Denver Broncos, New York Jets, and Florida Gators quarterback owns an 11-game hitting streak.
“I just wanted to try and come through in the end and help win it for our team,” Tebow told the Daytona Beach News-Journal. “I’m just thankful to get that opportunity.
“It was a lot of fun to celebrate with all the guys. We’ve been working to get a lot better, and I feel like over the last couple of weeks we’ve really been improving as a team, so it feels good.”
Tebow will turn 30 in a month. He’s more than six years older than the average batter in High-A ball.