Devin Williams Is Thirsting His First Taste Of MLB Postseason Action | America Is About To Meet The ‘Airbender’
The Milwaukee Brewers are headed to the playoffs this season after missing the postseason last year.
And that means we may have the opportunity to watch MLBbro, Devin Williams make his postseason appearance.
That’s right, Williams has not appeared in the playoffs yet with the Brewers. Before missing the playoffs last season, Milwaukee made four consecutive trips to the postseason, and its star closer has no postseason experience.
Williams Missed Last Milwaukee Postseason
The last time the Brewers appeared in the playoffs in 2021, Williams was forced to miss the entire postseason after breaking his hand from punching a wall after the Brewers clinched the division.
It’s safe to say that the two-time all-star has learned his lesson.
The Brewers have already clinched a playoff spot and have their eyes on making a deep postseason run. In late game situations, you better believe Milwaukee will look to Williams to close things out when the opportunity presents itself.
Williams has had a memorable 2023 season. The 29-year-old has tied his career-high in wins with eight and has a career-high 35 saves, through 59 games. While Williams has made a name for himself throughout his career in Milwaukee, we still have to see if he has what it takes when he steps on the mound in a big stage situation.
Granted, his team has to give him an opportunity to do so, but this year could be the year where we see that happen.
On the season, Williams has a 8-3 record with a 1.59 ERA and 35 saves through the 59 games that he’s appeared in.
The MLBbro fireman has over 50 career saves, and that number will continue to rise. He is in the top 10 this season for saves and is No. 14 on the all-time saves list for Milwaukee. On the mound, Williams can control the game with his fastball and his impressive changeup that is a nightmare for hitters.
Over the past few years, he has learned how to dominate with both of those pitches.
“I think your body has a governor, like on a car,” Williams said in an mlb.com article back in July. “It only lets you go this fast, but you can go faster. It’s like you have to break that governor mentally. I unlocked that, and it’s what got me here. I’m not throwing 98, 99 mph anymore right now, but I would say I’m definitely a better pitcher right now than I was then.”
His teammates know how much value he brings to the team as well.
“He’s been great,” Corbin Burnes told MLBbro.com during 2023 MLB All-Star Week in Seattle.
“Hopefully he gets to do it as many years as he wants to because he’s been great for us, he’s been big. Without him out there, we definitely wouldn’t be in the position we are.”
Williams has ascended to the top of his craft, but the only thing the 29-year-old “Airbender” is missing is that postseason experience. This is one thing Williams has been waiting for his entire career and this year could be his best shot at adding to his legacy with some postseason dramatics.