Their first encounter lasted a mere 25 seconds. The New York Mets outfielder was fanned by one 96 mph fastball, followed by two 97 mph offerings from the Washington Nationals star. After his first swing and a miss, Tebow watched pitch No. 2 fly by. He gave another empty hack at the third pitch. Scherzer struck out Tebow again later in the game on four pitches.
Tim Tebow hits against Max Scherzer.— Jay White (@JayWhiteSports) March 27, 2017
It's fun and eventful, and for Tim, it doesn't go well. pic.twitter.com/4oZabpjOYS
Scherzer won a league-best 20 games last season, posting a 2.96 ERA in a league-high 34 starts and 228.1 innings. The four-time All-Star allowed two hits and had seven strikeouts in five innings Monday to earn his first win of Spring Training. Tebow was 0-for-4 at the plate with three strikeouts as the Nationals beat the Mets 6-0.
Rough start for Tim Tebow pic.twitter.com/wFSO32cvcE— Ryan Hennessy (@therealryanhenn) March 27, 2017
The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner is 4-for-24 at the plate this spring with eight strikeouts. Tebow, 29, will begin the season with the Low-A Columbia Fireflies in the South Atlantic League.