Cubs GM Jed Hoyer addressed the media following the Cubs' rain-shortened 2-0 victory over the Giants on Tuesday night after his organization's grounds crew failed to properly deploy the tarp.
Coming from a place of "respect for the game," Hoyer acknowledged that his organization was responsible and that the tarp got onto the field later than it usually does, citing the strength of the storm.
Here are a collection of his comments, as well as video of his press conference, courtesy CSNChicago.com:
No one wants to win a 2-0 game (when) they hit five times and we hit four. It doesn't seem like a real game in a pennant race.
Obviously, there were issues with the tarp coming out and how that went. That contributed to it, and that's the organization's responsbility. So we tried to wait as long as we could, because the Giants are in a pennant race and we felt an obligation to do that.
I don't think anyone is at fault.
Those guys do an incredible job. Our grounds crew is fantastic. Just a bad confluence of events that led to that.
The ideal outcome is to resume that game. But rules are rules, and it's not a suspended game situation.