Weiss, who said he made sure Barrett ejected him rather than catcher Nick Hundley, diplomatically said that Barrett's zone was the same for both teams, but, "They [the Pirates] dealt with it a little bit better than we did."
Bench coach Tom Runnells assumed the managerial duties following Weiss' ejection.
But Raburn didn't believe his protest -- as he walked toward the dugout with his back toward Barrett -- warranted the goodbye thumb.
"I didn't have any idea -- I saw T.R. [Runnells] running out and I looked at 'Hundo' and said, 'Who did he just throw out?'" said Raburn, who was replaced by Ben Paulsen in left field. "And he said, 'It was you.'"
The Rockies thought some strikes were low and some were well off the plate.
"It's unfortunate for a hitter -- you can't cover that much," Raburn said. "We work on hitting strikes. When they're not strikes, it's frustrating."
Hundley tried not to say anything that would draw the attention of the league office, but didn't hide his feelings.
"I don't know how much I want to get fined right now, so I'll leave it at that," Hundley said. "You guys watched the game. The plate is supposed to be 17 inches wide. Do whatever you want out of that."
Under baseball rules, arguing balls and strikes is an automatic ejection. As common practice, umpires give some leeway. Raburn thought he deserved more because he was moving away.
"I tried to tell them it ain't strikes," Raburn said. "I guess he didn't like it. But we're playing our tails off, our pitcher [Chad Bettis] is out there battling his tail off, we've got a one-run ballgame and a lof of close pitches he's not getting, either. It's unfortunate, but I don't think I did anything that terrible to get run out."
Reserve outfielder Brandon Barnes took a called third strike in the ninth and showed his frustration, then apologized in a tweet.