RP - MIL
Brewers relief pitcher Devin Williams tossed a perfect ninth inning Thursday, striking out the side and picking up his first save of the season in the Brewers' 3-2 win over the Pirates.
Williams has recorded six consecutive scoreless appearances out of the bullpen for Milwaukee, lowering his batting average against from .294 to .226 in that span. The setup man still provides plenty of fantasy value, with 16 strikeouts in 10 appearances this season, and would receive plenty of save opportunities if closer Josh Hader were to land on the injured list.
Brewers RHP Devin Williams underwent surgery on his fractured hand.
Williams broke his hand while celebrating the Brewers' postseason birth. His absence certainly hurts Milwaukee's pitching staff for the playoffs. The 27-year-old wasn't as dominant this season as he was in 2020, but he was still very effective. There's a chance he could return for the World Series if the Brewers advance that far.
Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Devin Williams (hand) was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday.
Williams fractured his right hand after punching a wall with his pitching hand. He will undergo surgery and could return to action if the Brewers make it to the World Series. Williams told the media that he had too much to drink after Sunday’s celebration, got upset about something, and punched a wall with his pitching hand. The Brewers' right-hander has been electric this season, owning an (8-2) record along with a 2.50 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, and an 87:28 K: BB over 54 innings in 2021.
Devin Williams converted the save Tuesday against the Cubs, allowing three hits and striking out two in one inning.
Williams danced around three singles to earn the save with a scoreless inning. It's looking like he's the top option with Josh Hader on the COVID-IL. He has a 2.45 ERA and 65 strikeouts in 40.1 innings.
Devin Williams converted the save Wednesday against the Pirates, striking out two and walking one in one inning.
With Josh Hader on the COVID-19 IL, the Brewers may turn to Williams for saves in the immediate future. In 38.1 innings this season, Williams owns a 2.58 ERA and has struck out 62.