The Giants had their protest upheld from Tuesday night, so the game was set to resume at 2:00pm PDT today. Unfortunately, due to more rainy conditions, the game was pushed back for another two hours. The delay from both Tuesday and today totaled 6 hours and 31 minutes.
Yusmeiro Petit was slated to start in the bottom of the 5th inning with a 0-2 deficit, and struck out the side to start. The Giants came up against Jacob Turner, after being shut out by Tsuyoshi Wada in five innings. Adam Duvall hit a two-out double and Panik singled to cut the Cubs’ lead in half.
Petit continued his dominance in the 6th, and Jean Machi came in for a relief appearance in the 7th. The Giants squandered a lead-off single in the 7th, and weren’t able to get anything going in the 8th.
Jeremy Affeldt came in and took care of business in the bottom of the 8th, but once again hits were squandered by the Giants in the 9th. They would drop a game they would’ve lost had the protest not held up, but the protest at least prevented a shut out loss, as the Giants lose 2-1.
The Giants now end up losing no ground in the NL West, but they also gain no ground. They will play the Cubs later in the evening for the rubber match, before they head out to Washington for a 3-game series.