"It was just being competitive, just wanted him to get the ball over the plate and really that was the end of it," Hill said. "There was no ill will or anything like that. Just got excited. I saw the pitch, it was supposed to be inside and he just missed. I guess being a pitcher, I just got excited."
That was the end of the encounter, however, with no physical contact occurring.
"Archie's just trying to throw a strike there," said D-backs manager Chip Hale, whose team went on to win the game, 7-3.
"When the ball is coming at you you get a little frustrated. He voiced it and Archie voiced it back. It was good baseball. It's the way it goes."
The Dodgers and D-backs have some past history. In 2013, a brawl erupted between the two teams after Zack Greinke (then with the Dodgers, now with the D-backs) was hit by a pitch. It was the second benches-clearing incident that night, leading to six ejections.
Jake Rill is a contributor for MLB.com based in Phoenix. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.