Devin Williams Is Thirsting His First Taste Of MLB Postseason Action | America Is About To Meet The ‘Airbender’

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.



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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 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 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. 

Devin Williams Gets 30th Save, Tyrone Taylor Is Stroking It | Brewers Bros Are Keeping Milwaukee On Top

Devin Williams Gets 30th Save, Tyrone Taylor Is Stroking It | Brewers Bros Are Keeping Milwaukee On Top

Milwaukee Brewers closer Devin Williams cashed in his 30th save of the year while slugger Tyrone Taylor continued to build on a strong month of August as the Brewers completed a weekend sweep of the Texas Rangers.


“The Airbender ” only needed three pitches to collect his second save against the Rangers in the last three days.


Devin Williams Earns 30th Save 


Williams entered the Sunday afternoons contest with two outs in the 9th after a throwing error allowed Marcus Semien to reach and a walk was issued to his All-Star middle infield partner, Corey Seager.


After two fastballs and an Airbender changeup, he got Nathaniel Lowe to flyout to left field for his 30th save in 33 chances.


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“It is like he has played the game for 50-years,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell told when asked about his All-Star closer.


“He has great situational awareness.  He always knows what to do and how to get outs.”



Friday night the Brewers were up by five runs going into the ninth before a Rangers rally cut the lead to 9-6, forcing Counsell to call on Williams to shut the door. It wasn’t Williams’ easiest save. 


After giving up a Travis Jankowski double down the left field line, he got Marcus Semien to ground out before a great catch in center field on a deep fly ball retired Seager at the warning track.


Those 30 saves rank Williams in the top five among all Major League pitchers. Both his .139 batting average against and 0.95 WHIP are also among the lowest in baseball.


Tyrone Taylor batted .500 with a triple, two doubles, two RBI and scored four runs in three games against the Texas Rangers this weekend.



Tyrone Taylor Turned It Around 


Now, his average sits at .342 with a .658 slugging percentage, nine RBI and two home runs during the month of August.


“He (Tyrone Taylor) is finally at full strength,” said Counsell.


“Earlier this year he was not healthy.  Since he has shaken off the injuries, I think the trajectory will continue to go up for him.”


Taylor struggled to get off to a good start this season in part to missing all of April and June. During July, he was just 3-for-18 with one homer and zero walks.



The Brewers are 7-3 in their last 10 games and lead the National League Central by three games. Their offense ranks 27th in batting average and 26th in OPS but they find success thanks to one of the best pitching staffs in the Majors. Their .233 batting average against is tied with the Tampa Bay Rays for the lowest in the Majors and their ERA ranks in the top 10.


This week they will host the American League Central-leading Twins who are still missing Byron Buxton for three more games before a weekend set with the Padres.