During Baker's session with reporters in his office, Phillips resumed his verbal attacks at Rosecrans. The situation never escalated beyond words.
Phillips, who went 2-for-5 with two runs scored in a 10-0 thumping of St. Louis, declined to speak with reporters before or after Wednesday's game.
Enquirer sports editor Angel Rodriguez issued this response on the newspaper's website: "While we are disappointed in Phillips' reaction, we understand it is a pennant race and emotions are high during a crucial series with a heated rival. This isn't the first time a player has lost his temper in response to a reporters questions and it won't be the last. It is part of covering the team day-in day-out.
"This will not affect our coverage of the team or Phillips. We plan on moving on from this and we hope Phillips does too."
Mark Sheldon is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Mark My Word, and follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.