Nationals manager Matt Williams was a teammate of Colon in the 1990s when both were with the Indians.
"I know Bartolo has fantastic control. ... I don't have an opinion one way or the other," Williams said. "All I know is [Colon] has exceptional control. We deal with it and move on."
Colon didn't think he did anything wrong and was surprised by the ejection.
"That was a two-seam fastball that moved inside to [Werth]. I was trying to pitch him inside. If it would have been a four-seam, it would have been a different story," Colon said.
Asked if Colon was trying to hit him, Werth said, "I don't know. It doesn't matter what I think. The umpire [John Tumpane] thought so. He hit Desi earlier in the game after a homer. He hit me right after. The home-plate umpire thought that was enough."
When a situation like that occurs, Werth realizes that the Nationals have a bigger goal to reach and that's to win the National League East. In fact, Werth never charged the mound.
"That goes without saying. I know the situation as good as anybody," Werth said. "We have a lot at stake this time of year. We don't have time for [stuff like that]."
Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the time. He also could be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.