The Giants won its protest over the way Tuesday night’s game ended and the two teams will resume play Thursday afternoon at 4:05pm CDT with the bottom of the fifth inning. The regularly scheduled game will follow the conclusion of the suspended game. First pitch for Thursday’s game still scheduled for 7:05pm CDT.
When play resumes, the Cubs will have a 2-0 lead with the pitcher’s spot due up for the Cubs. Tsuyoshi Wada is still in line for the win and Ryan Vogelsong the loss, but a complete game shutout has been removed from Wada’s record.
By rule, the two teams will not be able to add a 26th man to the active roster.
The Giants filed a formal protest with the league Wednesday morning citing Rule 4.12 (a) (3) and claimed the ground crew did not do what the umpires requested Tuesday night.
According to a report from John Shea, the Giants did not feel the rule was properly applied Tuesday.
John Shea posted the rule in which the Giants were able to use to win its protest.
(a) A game shall become a suspended game that must be completed at a future date if the game is terminated for any of the following reasons:
(3) Light failure or malfunction of a mechanical field device under control of the home club. (Mechanical field device shall include automatic tarpaulin or water removal equipment);
This was the ninth protest filed by a Major League team in the last decade, first since the Angels in 2012. The first eight were denied. And the Giants are the first team to win a protest in 28 years.
According to a report from John Shea, the Giants asked for the game to be awarded to them via a forfeit. The request for the Cubs to forfeit the game was denied.
There is an 80 percent chance of rain Thursday and it was questionable if the two teams would be able to get the finale of the three-game series in.