Though Devin Williams may only throw one to two innings during a game, he makes sure to leave it all on the field during that time. And opposing teams have had difficulty at the plate when Williams is on the mound.
The Milwaukee Brewers are fighting each day for a spot in the postseason and Williams will continue to play a key factor in the Brewers’ quest to play deep into October.
With 16 games left Milwaukee is two games out of the final NL Wild Card slot. They are 7-3 over their last 10 games. Only the LA Dodgers have a better record over
Williams put together two impressive performances against the New York Yankees this past Friday and Saturday. The Brewers were able to win the series, which they needed to do and Williams made sure to contribute in a big way.
He’s been a man on a mission since his All-Star weekend festivities and has taken over the closer role vacated by the Josh Hader trade.
On Friday, September 16th, he threw one inning, striking out two as the Brewers won 7-6. The next day, he was perfect as he struck out two and picked up his 13th save of the season.
It seems as if Williams continues to get better each season. He’s only been in the league for four seasons and his future is bright.
This month, Williams has made the most of his opportunities late in games. He’s made six appearances and has picked up a win and four saves during that stretch.
Let’s not forget that he’s only allowed one run. In fact, he’s only surrendered 11 runs 56.1 innings pitched. When you mention K -Kings out of the pen, Williams has 86 strikeouts.
He’s firing on all cylinders at the right time. Helping the Brewers advance to the playoffs would be a redemption song for Williams. Last season, he took himself out of the playoffs by punching a wall.
He definitely doesn’t want to put himself in a position like that again.
Williams knows that his team can make it to the postseason. His teammates cannot take these games for granted. It’s do-or-die for the Brewers right now and Williams is going to be that leader on the field and in the clubhouse and do whatever it takes to help his team get to the postseason.
The 27-year-old is setting himself up to have a successful career and be one of the MLBbros that we talk about for years to come. Let’s see how much of an impact he makes during these last few weeks of the season.
We’re rooting for you bro!