Statcast: Matt Duffy scores on wild pitch in NLCS Game 2

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Statcast, MLB Advanced Media’s new player tracking technology, has taken an in-depth look at some key plays from the postseason in recent days. It’s super cool. Here’s the latest one.

Before Kolten Wong connected for a walk-off home run to win Game 2 of the NLCS for the Cardinals last night, the Giants tied things up when Matt Duffy scored all the way from second base on a wild pitch from Trevor Rosenthal. Here’s a look at how it all went down:

I can’t get enough of these videos and look forward to what we could see with this technology in 2015. In the meantime, we have a heck of a series on our hands here. With the NLCS tied at one game apiece, Game 3 will be played tomorrow at 4:07 p.m. ET back in San Francisco. John Lackey will pitch for the Cardinals and Tim Hudson will start for the home Giants.

Brewers unveil new logo and jerseys

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On Monday, the Brewers unveiled a familiar logo and new jerseys to help celebrate their 50th anniversary as a franchise. They kickstarted it with a video:

Then they showed various members of the club, including Ryan Braun and Keston Hiura, modeling their new uniforms, which featured the familiar ball-in-mitt logo.

The Brewers are not the only team to to back to a classic. The Padres are bringing back the brown as well. Two very good choices.