With runners on second and third and two outs, Tebow smashed an opposite-field liner into left-center that looked ready to drop between Astros outfielders Tony Kemp and Straw for at least a two-run double.
Straw galloped over and sprawled for a spectacular catch near the warning track to rob Tebow of the hit. The diving grab preserved Houston's 1-0 lead in the first inning. The Astros picked up a 10-1 win over New York.
Straw has displayed his speed before in the minors last season, stealing 70 bases between Double-A Corpus Christi and Triple-A Fresno.
After the game, the Astros center fielder took to Twitter and offered an apology to Tebow after robbing him.
Sorry Tim— Myles Straw (@myles_straw) February 24, 2019
Tebow was 0-for-2 before being replaced in left field. The Mets play the Houston Astros on Monday afternoon.