There’s no question that the Milwaukee Brewers have one of the best bullpens in the league.
And a big reason for that is Devin Williams. When Williams joined the team in 2019, he immediately made an impact and he’s improved each year.
This season, our MLBbro continues to show why he’s the cream of the crop as far as relievers go.
Through 22 games, Williams has a 2-0 record with a 3.15 ERA. He also has 35 strikeouts in 20 innings pitched. It’s almost automatic for Williams when he comes into the game. He has not given up a run in his last nine appearances.
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Devin Williams has been on fire for the Brewers in his last two relief appearances. He struck out the side twice against the Braves, supporting 2 one-run wins.
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The fastball has been successful for Williams this season and he’s been a terror out there for hitters. Brewers manager Craig Counsell is enjoying what he’s seeing from Williams.
“The league is trying to make an adjustment to Devin, which makes sense,” Counsell said in an article from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “It shows Devin and shows all of us that the fastball is a key for him. It’s kind of expected. We talk about it all the time. It’s what the league requires players to do.”
“He threw some good ones tonight in some good spots, so throwing that fastball where he wants is a big key for Devin, for sure,” Counsell said after Williams’ performance a few weeks ago against the Atlanta Braves.
The 27-year-old can go on to have a long and successful career in the league if he can continue to pitch like this and make an impact out there on the mound. If you are the Brewers, you have to take advantage of having Williams on the team and do everything you can do to keep him around.
During the 2020 season he was named both the National League Rookie of the Year and the Reliever of the Year after finishing the season with a 4-1 record and 0.33 ERA. Through 27 innings he struck out a total of 53 batters and walked nine.
And it seems that he’s getting better year after year. With Williams pitching like this, it won’t be long until he hears his name called for an All-Star game. And this year, hopefully Williams will not make any off the field decisions that will hinder him from playing in the postseason as the Brewers are expected to be playing at that time. The Brew Crew is currently two games up on the St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Central division.
Last season, Williams fractured his hand by punching a wall, right before the start of the postseason.
It would have been his first postseason appearance, but now he’ll have that opportunity this year if everything works out. Williams cannot afford to miss any games, especially toward the end of the season. But while he’s healthy, he’s going to continue to be a dog out there on the mound and give those hitters a tough time at the plate.
If you need three outs, you know you can count on Williams and his incomparable “Air Bender” changeup to get the job done.
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