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Jerome Williams | Relief Pitcher

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (32) / 12/4/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Jerome Williams surrendered a mere unearned run, scattering three hits over 7 2/3 innings, in Monday's tough-luck 1-0 setback against the Padres.
Williams struck out six and walked two. He picked an interesting night on which to put forth his best performance of the season, having served up nine runs over 10 innings in his last two starts. The right-hander had a 6.71 ERA between his work with the Astros and Rangers earlier this year, but he's turned things around with a 2.84 ERA since he joined the National League. Williams faces a familiar AL West foe when he squares off against the A's in Oakland on Sunday. Sep 16 - 12:31 AM

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Jerome Williams lost his first game since joining the Phillies, surrendering four runs over five innings against the Pirates on Wednesday.

Williams needed 37 pitches to get out of the first inning after the Pirates plated two runs on a Russell Martin single. To Williams' credit, he settled down until the fifth, when the Pirates pushed across two more runs. All in all, the right-hander gave up seven hits and a walk while striking out a season-high eight. Williams has been solid since joining the Phillies, but his last two starts have been mediocre. He owns a 3.44 ERA and a 26/13 K/BB ratio in red pinstripes. The Padres await him in his next start, which will occur in San Diego on Monday.
Sep 10 - 10:35 PM

Jerome Williams surrendered five runs (four earned) in five innings in Friday's 9-8 win over the Nationals.

Williams did not factor into the decision. He served up a two-run home run to Adam LaRoche in the first inning and was off to the run-allowing races after that. He proceeded to give up a sacrifice fly in the fourth and a two-run double to Anthony Rendon in the fifth. Williams struck out three and walked two to go with the nine hits he allowed. Despite the rough outing, he still holds an ERA of 2.84 with the Phillies, though his overall ERA of 5.34 looks considerably less shiny.
Sep 6 - 12:13 AM

Jerome Williams held the Mets to two earned runs in 6 1/3 innings Saturday in the Phillies' 7-2 win.

Williams has now been victorious in three straight starts for the Phils. He gave up only four hits Saturday and struck out three. The 32-year-old right-hander will try to continue defying the odds next week in Washington, D.C.
Aug 30 - 10:16 PM

Jerome Williams limited the Cardinals to one run over eight innings as the Phillies prevailed 7-1 on Sunday.

Williams continued his resurgence since joining the Phillies rotation. The 32-year-old gave up just five hits and walked three. Williams is now 2-0 with a 1.77 ERA in three starts with the Phils. He's worth a look in NL-only leagues down the stretch. Williams will try to keep it up when he takes on the Mets on Saturday.
Aug 24 - 4:32 PM

Jerome Williams earned his first win as a Phillie, allowing one run over seven innings against the Mariners on Monday.

Williams went to the National League but has faced an AL team in each of his two starts with the Phillies, and both have been solid. On Monday, he limited the Mariners to three hits and three walks while striking out four. Williams was pulled after allowing a lead-off single to begin the eighth inning. Reliever Ken Giles would later allow the run to score. Williams has yielded only three runs in 12 1/3 innings with the Phillies. He'll try to keep it up when he takes on the Cardinals at home next Sunday.
Aug 18 - 10:00 PM

In his Phillies' debut, Jerome Williams allowed two runs in 5 1/3 innings of work against the Angels on Tuesday.

Williams, of course, is very familiar with the AL West after being claimed off waivers from the Rangers over the weekend. Between his work with Houston and Texas earlier this season, Williams posted a horrific 6.71 ERA over 28 appearances. Tucked into that number were eight earned runs in seven innings against the Angels in relief work, so this ho-hum outing was a step in the right direction. The right-hander is scheduled to face an AL West opponent once again next week, with a date against the Mariners on Monday.
Aug 13 - 1:12 AM

Phillies claimed RHP Jerome Williams off waivers from the Rangers.

Williams has been awful this season, posting a 6.71 ERA over 28 appearances for the Astros and Rangers. However, he's probably a better option for the rotation than Sean O'Sullivan, who was designated for assignment. Williams figures to get the ball on Tuesday versus the Angels in what was expected to be O'Sullivan's turn.
Aug 10 - 2:08 PM

Rangers designated RHP Jerome Williams for assignment.

It's the second time this season he's been designated for assignment. Williams has managed just a 6.71 ERA over 28 relief appearances for the Astros and Rangers. He'll surely have to settle for a minor league deal somewhere.
Aug 8 - 4:30 PM

Jerome Williams allowed ten runs in four innings of work against the Indians on Friday.

Understatement of the Week: Jerome Williams' second start with the Rangers went much, much worse than his first one. The Indians were knocking him around from the start on Friday, with one run in the first, two in the third, two in the fourth and three in the fifth to go with thirteen hits. As if that weren't enough, Williams also walked three. His ERA now sits at 6.71 and it's tough to imagine Texas giving him many more opportunities.
Aug 1 - 11:25 PM

Jerome Williams tossed six innings of one-run ball in a 4-1 win over the Athletics on Friday.

Well, we weren't expecting that. Making his Rangers' debut, Williams held the A's to five hits and no walks while striking out five. The only run scored on an RBI single by Yoenis Cespedes in his final inning of work. Williams has likely earned another opportunity, but we're not expecting fantasy relevancy moving forward.
Jul 25 - 11:40 PM

Rangers purchased the contract of RHP Jerome Williams from Triple-A Round Rock.

Williams will join the rotation on Friday against the Blue Jays. The veteran right-hander held a 6.04 ERA and 38/16 K/BB ratio over 47 2/3 relief innings with the Astros earlier this season and is not a fantasy option.
Jul 25 - 5:06 PM

Jerome Williams will be called up from Triple-A Round Rock to start Friday against the Blue Jays.

Williams, who signed a minor league deal with the Rangers two weeks ago, posted an ugly 6.04 ERA and 38/16 K/BB ratio over 47 2/3 innings with the Astros earlier this season. He's not a fantasy option.
Jul 24 - 4:24 PM

Rangers signed RHP Jerome Williams to a minor league deal.

He'll head to Triple-A Round Rock as depth but has an opt-out clause that he can exercise if he's not promoted in the next two weeks. Williams was released by the Astros earlier this month after posting a 6.04 ERA.
Jul 11 - 4:39 PM

Astros released RHP Jerome Williams.

Williams had been designated for assignment last week. He put up a 6.04 ERA for the Astros but won't have trouble catching on elsewhere, though it might have to be on a minor league deal.
Jul 8 - 8:31 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Carlos Ruiz
2Wil Nieves
3Cameron Rupp
1B1Ryan Howard
2Darin Ruf
2B1Chase Utley
2Andres Blanco
3Freddy Galvis
SS1Jimmy Rollins
3B1Cody Asche
2Maikel Franco
3Cesar Hernandez
LF1Domonic Brown
2Grady Sizemore
CF1Ben Revere
2Tony Gwynn Jr.
RF1Marlon Byrd
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2A.J. Burnett
3Kyle Kendrick
4David Buchanan
5Jerome Williams
6Cliff Lee
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Mike Adams
3Antonio Bastardo
4Jake Diekman
5Ken Giles
6Mario Hollands
7Justin De Fratus
8Cesar Jimenez
9Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez
10Luis Garcia
11Sean O'Sullivan