Williams (0-1) was tagged with the loss Tuesday after allowing a run while recording just one out against the Diamondbacks.
Brought in to a tie game in the eighth inning, Williams faced just two batters but was charged with the loss when his leadoff walk came around to score later in the inning. The righty has given up a run in three of his last five outings, but is still posting a respectable 3.14 ERA on the season.
Williams allowed an earned run and struck out two batters over 1.2 innings in Friday's victory over the Rockies.
Williams served up a home run to Carlos Gonzalez but otherwise kept the Rockies at bay in a game the Brewers came back to win after trailing by six runs. Williams allowed 12 runners to reach base over his first 6.1 innings this season, but he has shown improvement in that area, letting just seven runners reach against him over his last 6.2 frames. Williams owns a 2.77 ERA and 21 strikeouts over his 13 innings, but given the depth of the Brewers' bullpen, he is occupying a low-leverage role.
Williams finished Wednesday's 6-2 victory over the Royals, recording all three outs in the ninth inning and striking out two batters in the process.
Williams did not record a save with the Brewers up more than three runs, but he still came through in a key spot. Williams allowed a hit Wednesday and owns a sub-par 1.64 WHIP on the season, which has not made things easy for him. However, with 14 strikeouts over just 7.1 innings, he has been able to erase a lot of his mistakes by himself. Williams has a dynamic arm, but given the Brewers' bullpen depth, he will continue working mainly in middle relief for now.
Williams pitched 1.1 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Cardinals and struck out three batters while allowing an earned run.
Williams pitched the eighth inning in a tie game and struck out all three batters he faced. He pitched so well that manager Craig Counsell let him open the ninth inning after the Brewers took the lead in the top of the frame, but he was removed after walking the first batter, and was cost the win and an earned run when that batter scored. Williams was needed for a more important role than usual Tuesday with several of the Brewers' top relievers unavailable, but he showed serious strikeout stuff, which no doubt helped his chances of hanging onto a spot in Milwaukee's ever-changing bullpen early on.
Williams was recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Sunday.
Williams narrowly missed out on an Opening Day roster spot but will now return to the majors following Christian Yelich's (oblique) placement on the disabled list. The 26-year-old will likely operate in a lower-leverage relief role with the Brewers moving forward.
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