Beyond the Board with Brian Perkins

King Felix was on the mound last night and improved his record to 9-5 on the season but the real story here; he hit 3 batters and all of them big names.  Derek Jeter, Ichiro, and Alex Rodriguez.  Could Hernandez just have been having an off night?  Probably.  There has been some speculation that the King was lashing out after the Mariners traded away Ichiro yesterday but even Yankees skipper Joe Girardi doesn’t think the hits were intentional, saying, “In that situation, I don’t think he’s trying to hit anyone on purpose.  I don’t think it was on purpose. You don’t want to put the tying run on base anyway. It happens, and it’s part of the game. It’s unfortunate Alex hurt his hand.”

You could see why Felix would be upset playing in Seattle.  Kyle Seager and a few pitching prospects are looking very good but it could be…

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