NFL, NBA, NHL stats



Tebow Hits First Triple-A Home Run, But Mets Lose to Clippers, 8-2

May 19, 2019 - International League (IL) - Syracuse Mets News Release

Tim Tebow reacts in the Syracuse Mets dugout to getting the silent treatment from his teammates after hitting his first career Triple-A home run
Tim Tebow reacts in the Syracuse Mets dugout to getting the silent treatment from his teammates after hitting his first career Triple-A home run
(Syracuse Mets, Credit: Danny Tripodi)

Syracuse, NY - Tim Tebow hit his first Triple-A home run, but the Syracuse Mets fell to the Columbus Clippers, 8-2, on a sunny Sunday afternoon at NBT Bank Stadium.

Columbus (24-17) started the scoring with a four-run top of the second inning. Brandon Barnes singled, and Bobby Bradley walked. Trayce Thompson followed with his ninth home run of the season to post a 3-0 Clippers lead. From there, Eric Haase walked, and two batters after that, Max Moroff singled. Greg Allen followed with a groundout to second, but Haase scored from third base on the play to extend the lead to 4-0.

Syracuse (24-18) powered its way on the board in the bottom of the third, hitting the third pair of back-to-back home runs of the homestand. David Thompson and Tebow each homered, Thompson's second of the year, and Tebow's first career Triple-A home run. Thompson's was pulled down the left-field line, and Tebow's homer was to right field, cutting the Columbus lead in half, 4-2.

The Clippers were quick to answer though. Haase led off the top of the fourth with a solo home run of his own to bring the lead back to three, 5-2. Three batters later, with two outs, Allen hit his second home run of the season to push the Columbus lead to 6-2.

In the sixth, Thompson walked, Haase singled, and Eric Stamets walked to load the bases for the Clippers. Moroff then grounded into a double play at second, but Haase scored during the play for a 7-2 Columbus advantage.

The Clippers capped their scoring in the ninth. Moroff walked, and Allen singled. After a flyout, Ryan Flaherty singled through the right side to bring around Moroff for an 8-2 Columbus edge.

Syracuse is off on Monday before heading to Allentown, PA for the second time this season, opening a three-game series with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs Tuesday night at 7:05 p.m.





Images from this story

Tim Tebow reacts in the Syracuse Mets dugout to getting the silent treatment from his teammates after hitting his first career Triple-A home run
Tim Tebow reacts in the Syracuse Mets dugout to getting the silent treatment from his teammates after hitting his first career Triple-A home run

(Danny Tripodi)
  

• Discuss this story on the International League message board...

International League Stories from May 19, 2019


The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.