Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine
Jon Rauch threw up and in on Phillips. He missed hitting him by 6-8 inches. The DBacks announcers thought it was intentional. Mark Grace mentioned that Owings has a history of taking up for his teammates.
That baby was a fastball at his head and seemed to be pretty clearly a message pitch. The only reason it seemed "6-8 inches" is that Phillips leaned way back out of the way immediately. But, in his stance, it was defintely chin music.