Robles said that he was surprised about the incident, noting that Ruf was in the batters box and the umpire had pointed at him to pitch (Aug. 25).
After the game, Terry Collins said that what Robles did wasn't illegal, but Travis d'Arnaud noted that he told Robles to wait before pitching because Ruf's head was down (Aug. 25).
Phillies coach Larry Bowa, who was ejected during the incident, also seemed to be pointing at Daniel Murphy, who had admired his home run on Monday night. Philadelphia outfielder Jeff Francoeur referred to the quick-pitch as "chicken-[bleep]" (Aug. 25).
Murphy said after the game that he thought Bowa was pointing at him during the dust-up, but wouldn't speculate whether it was because of what happened on Monday (Aug. 25).