"I can promise you we did not have any intent to hit Upton," Riggleman said. "I feel terrible he got hit four times," Riggleman said. "Every time, it was hurting our chances to win the ballgame. We don't want to hit him. Clearly, we feel when it was an open base, they took some shots at Werth. ... Werth gets hit. He didn't like that, but warnings are given. We are not throwing at anybody.
"We are trying to win the game. We don't want [Marquis] coming out of that game. He doesn't want to come out of that game. It's freakish that the same guy kept getting hit. I'm disappointed that Jason didn't get to pitch, but somehow or another we came out with a win."
Marquis said he didn't have a good grip on ball and didn't want to put the winning run on base. All he wanted was a groundball double play to get out of the inning.
"It's a 1-0 game," Marquis said. "Why would I want to put more runners on base, especially the lead runner with one out? I was throwing the ball real well. There was a warning issued. The umpires made the call."
After the game, Upton didn't think the Nationals were trying to hit him, but he felt the pitchers should have had better control.
"I don't necessarily think that there was intent, everybody's trying to win a ballgame, but at some point, the pitcher has to hit his spot," Upton said. "If you're trying to come in and show me in then hit the mitt. Getting hit [four] times in three days is pretty ridiculous.
"I'm not mad about it, it's part of the game but obviously, you can't be hostile when one of your guys gets hit. I didn't whine about any of them. I didn't say anything to a pitcher. It's a part of the game and you should handle it that way."
In the top of the eighth inning, the D-backs were dealt their own ejections. With a runner on second, right-hander Esmerling Vasquez hit Danny Espinosa in the back with a pitch. Vasquez and D-backs manager Kirk Gibson were both ejected from the game, while Espinosa was visibly upset.
"I knew at some point something was going to happen," Espinosa said. "The reason I was mad was because of where I got hit. It was up. The ball was behind me."
In the ninth inning, Joe Paterson hit Espinosa on a 1-2 pitch, but no one felt Paterson did it on purpose.
"I don't think he was trying to hit me. He had two strikes on me," Espinosa said.