There is no way we can no for sure, but Josh Beckett is usually a pitcher in control of his pitches. Yet, in a crazy 6th inning that saw Beckett lose control of several pitches, hit three batters and allow 6 runs to be scored, one can’t help but question his motives.
Was Beckett getting angry at losing the game and loading the bases? Did he really mean to plunk Derek Jeter and Francisco Cervelli? Did he mean to hit Robbie Cano, smacking him in the knee and knocking him out of the game?
I don’t think we’ll ever know for sure, but I’ll tell ya, I can’t wait for the game to end and see the post-game news conference to see how Beckett handles the inevitable question about this from beat writers.