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Red Sox Farm Report: PawSox shut down Tim Tebow in home opener

Nick Friar
April 12, 2019 - 7:13 am

Triple-A Pawtucket had its first home game of the 2019 season on Thursday. Why’s that worth noting? You would think it’s because the team’s days in Pawtucket are numbered, or that Sandy Leon, Sam Travis, Bobby Poyner, and Tony Renda received their World Series rings. Nope, not the case.

Everyone’s beloved Tim Tebow was in town.

Apparently, the reporters in Pawtucket weren’t the only ones excited to see the Mets outfielder.

PawSox pitchers didn’t mess around with Tebow, holding him hitless with two strikeouts in his 0-for-3 day.

Tebow is now hitting a whopping .120 on the season with a .385 OPS. But you can bet none of this will halt his ascension to the show.

Sandy Leon continues to struggle at the plate. He’s gone hitless since the first game of the season, going 0-for-13 over his last three games played.

Jenrry Mejia struck out three over 1 1/3 innings in relief. He’s now 3-for-4 in save opportunities with a 1.69 ERA.


Bryan Mata remains in control for Greenville

Top-10 Red Sox prospect Bryan Mata posted 5 1/3 scoreless innings for the Greenville Drive in Thursday’s 3-2 loss. The right-hander struck out eight Frederick Keys hitters, only walked one and gave up four hits.

Through two starts, Mata has gone 11 innings, struck out 11 and given up one run (earned), eight hits and a walk.

The 19-year old may be a few years away, but his precision at this level and age is promising for the Red Sox.