The Giants lost 2-0 Tuesday night in a game that was called after 4 1/2 innings, and they were furious with how it was handled by the Cubs.

Give the win to Chicago starting pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada and the save to the Wrigley Field grounds crew, which fouled up covering the infield when rain drenched Wrigleyville as the Giants were pulled off the field before the bottom of the fifth inning.

"Look, I'm frustrated, beside myself," Bochy said after the game was halted following a delay of 4 hours and 34 minutes - from 8:42 p.m. CDT until the game was called at 1:16 a.m. "It's a long and frustrating night ... a tough night for everybody."

The Giants likely will file a protest with Major League Baseball, saying they were told everything would be done to resume the game. For at least the final hour of the delay, the field was untouched except for a guy using a rake.

"It's my last (recourse). I hope they listen and watch what happened there because in this day and time, it shouldn't happen, can't happen, I think, with the importance of these games," Bochy said.

Crew chief Hunter Wendelstedt said he communicated with MLB 20 to 30 times over the evening and added the rule book has nothing "to put our hat on to suspend the game" and finish it another day. "We exhausted all efforts to get this game played."

As the rain came down like cats and billy goats, stadium workers failed to quickly roll the tarp out in a way that it would properly cover the entire infield. The weight of the water prematurely ended their efforts, leaving dirt exposed on the left side of the infield and around home plate.

"Pull, pull, pull," chanted Cubs fans.

Did no good.

For seemingly an eternity, or at least 40 days and 40 nights, the workers tried in vain to do the impossible. Eventually, they figured it out. Pull it halfway off and attempt to realign it. By the time they finally solved the tarp, it was too late.