If Milwaukee Brewers fans were concerned about Devin Williams pitching in the All-Star game after such heavy usage as of late, they need not worry any longer. Williams and the Brewers have decided that he will not pitch in the Midsummer Classic. He will still be in attendance, however.
Devin Williams was replaced by Craig Kimbrel because he wasn’t going to pitch in the game given recent workload. He will still be in attendance. https://t.co/4RAePFKgkg
— Curt Hogg (@CyrtHogg) July 8, 2023
Craig Kimbrel will replace Williams on the roster. Corbin Burnes was also added to replace Atlanta Braves starter Spencer Strider.
Devin Williams Has Been [Literally] Saving the Milwaukee Brewers
After losing 8-5 against the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday, Milwaukee fell to two games back of the National League Central Division lead. The Brewers’ bullpen has been taxed to the extreme in recent weeks, and Williams has had to appear in games that he otherwise might have been able to sit out.
Williams appeared in 12 games in June and has already pitched four games in July. Recently, he blew just his second save in the season against the Chicago Cubs, but bounced back two days later with a clutch save against the Reds on Friday.
The Brewers bullpen has been up and down all year, and unfortunately a few of their pitchers are in one of the valleys that are common in a 162-game season. That has meant Williams has been the only pitcher trusted in save opportunities lately.
The last time Craig Counsell tried to use someone other than Williams in a save situation, Matt Bush pitched his way out of Milwaukee.
So far this season, Williams is 4-2 with a 1.95 ERA, 19 saves, and 1.08 WHIP.