After the game, Ortiz said:
All I have to say is that this situation between players and umpires is getting to a ridiculous point. ... I'm an 18-year veteran in this league and when I was coming up it seems like you deserve respect because of that. But it seems like it doesn't work that way anymore. ...And what about those two pitches that upset Ortiz?
You call two bad pitches on a guy that throws 100, what do you want me to do? It was pretty obvious that those two pitches were pretty bad. Not only that, I look at you, you look at me, and I tell you the guy doesn't need help and you keep giving me signals. I finally give up on you and you throw me out of the game for that? ... I want to see what the commissioner and everybody is going to tell me about because it seems like every time we are the bad guy. I don't feel like I did anything wrong. ...
I just keep on telling him that the guy on the mound doesn't need any help. The guy throws 100 mph. If you look at the video, that's all I say, he don't need no help.
These were the pitches in that at-bat, according to pitch f/x data at Brooks Baseball: