Marquis ejected for hitting Upton with pitch
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Jason Marquis was ejected
from Sunday’s game in the bottom of the sixth inning for hitting
the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Justin Upton with a pitch.
It marked the fourth time Upton has been hit with pitches in the
four-game series and came after home plate umpire Rob Drake warned
Arizona starter Ian Kennedy after he hit the Nationals’ Jayson
Werth in the left upper arm with a pitch in the top of the
Kennedy hit Washington’s Mike Morse two batters after Werth but
was not ejected. That got manager Jim Riggleman out of the dugout
to argue, and Riggleman was tossed when he came out to protest
Marquis being ejected.
Werth has been hit three times in the series and missed Friday’s
game due to elbow pain.