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.

White Sox shut down Lucas Giolito for remainder of season

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The Athletic’s James Fegan reports that the White Sox are shutting down starter Lucas Giolito for the remainder of a season. An MRI revealed a mild lat strain, which typically comes with a three- to four-week recovery timetable. The third-place, 65-84 White Sox have nothing left to play for, so it makes sense to play it safe with their prized young hurler.

Giolito, 25, had a breakout season. He went 14-9 with a 3.41 ERA and a 228/57 K/BB ratio in 176 2/3 innings. He made his first All-Star team and will likely earn a few downballot votes for the AL Cy Young Award.

Giolito was scheduled to start Tuesday’s series opener against the Twins. Ross Detwiler will start in his place opposite Martín Pérez.