Brewers reliever breaks hand by punching wall after too many drinks

Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Devin Williams. (Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports)
Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Devin Williams. (Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Milwaukee Brewers will be without reliever Devin Williams for much of the MLB postseason after he broke his hand punching a wall.

Rule No. 1: No matter how intoxicated you get, never punch a wall. The wall will win.

Brewers reliever Devin Williams found that out the hard way when he fractured his throwing hand after Milwaukee clinched the NL Central.

The story goes Williams had too much to drink and got upset about something while heading home from the celebrations. He took his frustration out on a wall.

Milwaukee Brewers reliever Devin Williams broke his hand on a wall

“I’m pretty upset with myself. There’s no one to blame but me,” Williams said, per “I feel like I’ve let my team down, our coaching staff, our fans, everyone. I know how important of a role I play on this team and a lot of people count on me.”

Opponents of the Brewers can thank that wall and Williams’ lack of self-control for severely weakening the team with the postseason quickly approaching. He might not miss the entire playoffs, but surgery will keep Williams out until the World Series if Milwaukee were to get there.

Williams is one of the key relievers in the lineup with an ERA of 2.50 and a record of 8-2.

This is the second postseason in a row he’ll miss. Last season he missed the playoffs with a rotator cuff strain.

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