Veteran starting pitcher Trevor Williams made his season debut for the Chicago Cubs on Monday against the Milwaukee Brewers at Wrigley Field. Williams was brilliant on Monday as he carried a perfect game into sixth gaming as his dad and two brothers looked on from the stands. Williams finished the night by giving up two runs on two hits in six innings of work while earning his first win of the season.
Williams was an under-the-radar signing for the Cubs this off-season. Under the radar in the sense that the veteran starting pitcher struggled during his past two seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Williams posted a 6.18 ERA (6.30 FIP) in 11 appearances during the 2020 season and a 5.38 ERA (5.12 FIP) in 26 appearances during the 2019 season.