First Max Scherzer Wrecked Tim Tebow, Then The Nats Twitter Account Did

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First Max Scherzer Wrecked Tim Tebow, Then The Nats Twitter Account Did


Okay, listen: Most Major Leaguers struggle with Max Scherzer. It’s why he’s a four-time All-Star and two-time Cy Young Award winner with two no-hitters and a 20 strikeout game.

It’s just that Tim Tebow is not most Major Leaguers. He’s not even most baseball players, in general. He’s a former NFL quarterback who’s trying his hand at an entirely different sport at age 29, and, well, that makes it funny when he fails.

Would I fail too? Duh. But that’s why I don’t plan on stepping into the box against one of baseball’s top shelf pitchers anytime soon.

I don’t want to get absolutely wrecked:

In the bottom of the second inning of yesterday’s Mets/Nats tilt, Max Scherzer struck out Tim Tebow on three straight fastballs.

BUT THEN! in the bottom of the fifth inning, Tebow had another shot, and this time … he struck out on three straight fastballs again. Six swings, six misses, two outs. That’s what happens when your Tim Tebow and Max F. Scherzer (the “F” stands for Freakin’) welcomes you to the show.

But to be fair, Tebow only swung through the pitch because he waited about ten minutes too long to take the bat off his shoulder:

Yeah, you should go ahead and start your swing about yesterday. 

So yes, Scherzer wrecked Tebow, but did you catch the Nats’ Twitter account having fun too?

Check out that stat line. Anything stick out?

Five innings (yeah, okay), two hits (not bad), three walks (that’s a lot, but still normal), seven strikeouts (well gee it’s Max Scherzer no surprise there), and zero interceptions (wiggity wiggity wiggity what?!).

Yeah, that’s the Nationals’ Twitter account poking fun at Tebow’s … ah hem … up and down career as an NFL QB. I believe the word you’re looking for is savage. 

Oh, and by the way, Tebow struck out a third time in this game (9th inning against 23-year-old closer-hopeful and eighth round draft pick from 2015, Koda Glover), and SOMEHOW it once again came on three straight swings and misses. So if you’re keeping score at home, that’s nine swings, nine misses, three outs.

And suddenly, I’m starting to feel bad for the guy.

Well, sorta.


Author: Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami writes about MLB at Baseball Is Fun. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami.