Brewers surprisingly change course on Devin Williams’ availability

Brewers surprisingly change course on Devin Williams’ availability

Stearns states Devin Williams had surgery Friday and remains in splint now. If #Brewers advance to World Series, still possible.
— Tom (@Haudricourt) October 5, 2021.

Devin Williams # 38 of the Milwaukee Brewers (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images).
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Brewers president David Stearns states theres a possibility setup reliever Devin Williams could return if Brewers make the World Series.
Soon after the Milwaukee Brewers clinched NL Central crown on Sep. 26, relief pitcher Devin Williams punched a wall and broke his pitching hand while commemorating. After the injury, Brewers president David Stearns recommended that the injury would keep him out of the postseason.
Tuesday night, however, Stearns said there was a chance that the leading setup reliever could return if Milwaukee advances to the World Series.

Williams was in 2015s NL Rookie of the Year and boasted a 2.50 ERA to an 8-2 record this season. Prior to the conference clinching game, he had been out with a calf injury. Upon his return that night, he set out three batters into a scoreless 8th inning.
The duo of Williams and Hader was a huge aspect in the Brewers 70-4 record when leading after seven innings this season.
Until Williams gets back, Milwaukee will depend on a closing rotation of Hader, Brad Boxberger and Brent Suter.

Makers: Devin Williams might be offered, ultimately.
The Brewers bullpen is strong enough to win video games without him but Josh Hader, Williams partner in closing circumstances, has actually not pitched more than one inning a trip this season. While he wouldnt be relied on to begin, Williams might certainly be missed if the Brewers struggle to close video games during the playoffs.

Williams was last years NL Rookie of the Year and boasted a 2.50 ERA to an 8-2 record this season. Prior to the conference clinching video game, he had been out with a calf injury. Upon his return that night, he struck out 3 batters into a scoreless 8th inning.