By Adam Roberts – 9/29/2021
Today some difficult news for fans who were anticipating the return of Brewers relief pitcher Devin Williams.
In the wake of the team’s NL Central-clinching win Sunday against the Mets, Williams admitted he had too much to drink, became upset, and proceeded to punch a wall with his pitching hand. The result was a fracture that will likely require surgery, which could cause him to miss the rest of the season.
General manager David Stearns did hint at the possibility Williams could return for a possible Brewers World Series if the team can make it that far.
Williams is 8-2 this season with a 2.50 ERA and 87 strikeouts in 54 innings pitched. Aaron Ashby will likely be used this postseason in the spot Williams would have played.
Milwaukee takes on the St. Louis Cardinals this evening, owners of a 17-game winning streak and the second NL wild card spot.