Suspensions issued from Nats/D'Backs game
By Sports Network
NEW YORK -- Major League Baseball handed out suspensions on Tuesday stemming from throwing incidents that happened in Sunday's game between Washington and Arizona.
Washington pitcher Jason Marquis was suspended five games and manager Jim Ruggleman was suspended one game. Arizona pitcher Esmerling Vasquez was handed a three-game suspension while manager Kirk Gibson was given a one-game punishment. All parties were also fined an undisclosed amount.
The first incident occurred in the bottom of the sixth inning when Marquis hit Justin Upton in the lower back. Home plate umpire Rob Drake immediately tossed Marquis from the game and Riggleman was also ejected for arguing the decision.
The next happened in the top of the eighth when Vasquez hit Danny Espinosa, leading to the ejection of Vasquez and Gibson.
Both pitchers have elected to appeal the decisions so the suspensions will be held in abeyance until the process is complete.
Riggleman's suspension will be served on Tuesday as Washington plays in San Francisco, while Gibson will also serve his suspension on Tuesday as Arizona plays in Pittsburgh.