Giants win protest, to re-start game vs. Cubs after grounds crew screwup
Aug 19, 2014; Chicago, IL, Grounds crew workers put the tarp down as rain delayed the Chicago Cubs game against the San Francisco Giants in the fifth inning at Wrigley Field. Photo: Image by Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports
The Chicago Cubs won their soggy Tuesday night matchup with the San Francisco Giants, until Major League Baseball overturned the victory due to a mishap with the grounds crew.
MLB officials have ruled in favor of a San Francisco Giants' protest after the crew failed to place the Wrigley Field tarp on the dirt portion of the field in a timely manner Tuesday night.
A storm struck the north side of Chicago, leading to the rain delay and the attempt to put the tarp out. Following the not-so-smooth tarp placement, the game was delayed four-and-a-half hours. Crews took nearly 90 minutes to get pools of water from the infield.
The Giants filed a protest, and for the first time since 1986, MLB ruled in favor of a protester.
The Chicago Tribune says the game will start at 4:05 p.m. CT at Wrigley Field Thursday, with the Cubs starting with a 2-0 lead (where the game left off) in the bottom of the fifth inning.