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31 Jerome Williams SP
Height/Weight: 6-3/262 | Birthdate: 12/4/1981 | Birthplace: Honolulu, HI | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Philadelphia | College: No College | MLB Experience: 10 | Salary: $2,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 5/3 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Phillies SP Jerome Williams takes fourth loss on Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/21/2015) Phillies starter Jerome Williams struggled through five innings in the loss to the Rockies on Thursday. Williams allowed five runs on eight hits, walked three and struck out none. He threw 75 pitches, with 53 going for strikes.

He got touched up for a three-run third inning thanks to a couple of run-scoring singles from Troy Tulowitzki and Brandon Barnes. He then served up a two-run home run to catcher Mike McKenry in the fifth inning.

"I don't know," Williams said about his struggles, per MLB.com. "I think I was making some quality pitches. Kind of just trying to find the strike zone. If I was behind in the count, I'm trying to do my job, you know? Trying to get back in the count. I think I had three walks today. That's unacceptable."

This marks the fifth consecutive start in which Williams (3-4) was unable to pitch more than five innings. He holds a 5.44 ERA as he heads into his next start, scheduled for Tuesday in New York against the Mets.


Phillies SP Jerome Williams earns third win on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/16/2015) Phillies starter Jerome Williams battled the weather to earn his third win of the season on Saturday. Williams pitched five innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on seven hits. He struck out four and didn't issue a walk. He threw 55 of his 75 pitches for strikes as the Phillies beat the Diamondbacks 7-5. 

Williams sat through a rain delay between the third and fourth innings that lasted nearly 90 minutes.

"No hesitation at all," Williams said about coming back out,per MLB.com. "My arm is durable enough to go out there and pitch, even with the delay. I just wanted to go back out there and help the guys out."

Staged to an early 4-0 lead, Williams (3-3, 5.02 ERA) gave up a run in the fourth and then served up a two-run home run to Paul Goldschmidt in the top of the fifth to draw the D-Backs to a 4-3 deficit. But he left with the lead in tact, and the bullpen was able to preserve the victory. He is scheduled to make his next start on Thursday in Colorado.


Phillies P Jerome Williams gives up three-run HR in loss to Pirates


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2015) Phillies pitcher Jerome Williams allowed three earned runs in the third inning of Monday night's 4-3 loss to the Pirates. 

Williams went five innings, with four going rather smoothly. The third, however, saw Williams give up a three-run home run to Starling Marte. Williams has now allowed a total of 12 earned runs in his past three games. 

Though he gave up three runs and two walks, Williams only allowed four total hits. He struck out four batters. 

Williams is now 2-3 for the season with a 5.21 ERA. 

His next start is projected for Saturday against the Diamondbacks. 


Phillies' Jerome Williams slammed for six runs in loss Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2015) Phillies pitcher Jerome Williams took the loss Wednesday, giving up six earned runs on eight hits in 4 1/3 innings while striking out three and walking none in his team's 7-5 defeat against the Braves.

Williams (2-2) had his worst start of the season Wednesday, failing to make it a full five innings for the first time this season while giving up three earned runs for just the second time. He surrendered a solo home run in the fist inning, and the Braves were able to tack on another run in the fourth inning before exploding for four runs in the fifth.

Williams owns a 5.18 ERA and 20:7 K:BB ratio in 33 innings. He's scheduled to face the Pirates at home Tuesday.


Phillies SP Jerome Williams allows seven hits Friday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/1/2015) Phillies pitcher Jerome Williams allowed three runs on seven hits over five innings of work during Friday's 4-3 loss to the Marlins.

Williams (2-1) received a no-decision for his effort when he was pulled after the fifth inning with the game tied 3-3. He also struck out two batters and walked two. His ERA went from 3.80 to 4.08.

Williams surrendered a run in the second inning on two hits. The fifth inning was when he had the most trouble. Williams gave up two runs on three hits during the inning and he was finished after the frame. He has yet to go past the sixth inning in any of his five starts this season.

His next expected start is scheduled for Wednesday at Atlanta.


Phillies' Jerome Williams earns second win Sunday vs. Braves


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Phillies pitcher Jerome Williams picked up a win Sunday, giving up three earned runs on eight hits and two walks in 6 2/3 innings while striking out two in his team's 5-4 victory over the Braves.

Williams was knocked around a bit in the top of the first inning, as the Braves were able to plate two runs on a bases-loaded single by Jace Peterson, but he was largely able to keep them off the scoreboard from that point on. He has delivered a 3.80 ERA and 15:5 K:BB ratio in 23 2/3 innings across four starts. Williams is slated to face the Marlins in Miami Friday.


Phillies' Jerome Williams earns first win of season


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) Phillies pitcher Jerome Williams evened his record at 1-1 with a win over Miami on Tuesday. 

Williams allowed three runs, two earned, in six innings. He gave up eight hits, including a solo home run to Giancarlo Stanton. Williams walked one, while striking out six. 

'It was good going out there, throwing and locating pitches where they needed to be - except for that one that went, I think, 450-something feet,'' Williams said. ''Other than that, just pitched my game.''

Williams had 59 strikes in 94 pitches, while lowering his ERA to 3.71. His next start is scheduled for Sunday, against Atlanta and Trevor Cahill. 


Phillies P Jerome Williams surrenders 2 home runs in loss


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2015) Phillies pitcher Jerome Williams gave up five total runs, four earned, in Wednesday's 6-1 loss to the Mets. 

Williams gave up runs in innings two through five, with two coming in the fifth. One of the fifth-inning runs, however, was unearned. Williams threw 82 pitches and allowed 10 hits and two home runs. He struck out one batter and walked one. 

"I ain't going to take no steps back from that," Williams said after the game, per MLB.com. "Just move forward with this one and put this one behind me and come back at home and pitch well [Tuesday against Miami]."

Williams' ERA is now 4.09 thus far this season. His next start is projected for April 21 against the Marlins. 


Phillies' Jerome Williams pitches six strong innings in no decision


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2015) Phillies starter Jerome Williams pitched six solid innings on Friday, but he ended up getting a no decision. 

Williams gave up just one run in six innings, He gave up five hits and one walk, but a solo home run by Michael Taylor to lead off the game put Williams down. The Phillies weren't able to score until after Wiliams left the game. 

Williams was pitching for the first time in eight days, although he threw twice on the side during the interim.

"I guess those two bullpens kind of helped out getting back to where I needed to be down in the zone, except the homer," said Williams, per Philly.com. "But for the most part, being down in the zone and making my defense work."

Williams is scheduled to make his next start Wednesday, against Jon Niese and the Mets. 


Phillies' David Buchanan to start third game, Jerome Williams fourth


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2015) Phillies pitchers David Buchanan and Jerome Williams were informed of their starting roles in the rotation Saturday, the team announced.

Buchanan will start April 9 against the Red Sox, the third game of the year, and Williams will start April 10 against the Nationals, the fourth game. Buchanan posted a 1.69 ERA in five appearances this spring with 11 strikeouts. 

Williams posted a 7.40 ERA with 13 strikeouts in six appearances this spring.


Phillies' Jerome Williams allows six runs in final spring start


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/2/2015) Phillies pitcher Jerome Williams surrendered six earned runs on nine hits in 5 2/3 innings while striking out six and walking none in Thursday's 10-1 loss to the Rays.

"A little bit frustrated because I know I'm better than that," Williams said after the outing, per the Philadelphia Inquirer. "It's just not acceptable."

Williams has posted a 7.40 ERA and 13:3 K:BB ratio in 20 2/3 innings this spring. He has yet to be told whether he'll start the third or fourth game of the season.

"It don't matter," Williams said. "Because by that time it's going to be fixed and it's going to be better."


Phillies pitcher Jerome Williams struggles again Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2015) Phillies pitcher Jerome Williams gave up six runs on nine hits in four innings of work Saturday against the Twins. Williams, however, isn't concerned at all with his spring issues on the mound, reports MLB.com.

"I think I'll be fine. Everything is fine," Williams said. "I need to attack, attack."

Williams is now 0-3 with a 6.60 ERA this spring and has given up a total of 11 runs in his last two outings.

"Some of the hits were pretty decent," conceded Williams. "Some others just found holes. I felt good, I felt fine. Physically, everything is fine. There's a couple of pitches I need to work on. I was trying to be too fine."

Manager Ryne Sandberg is taking his struggles into consideration.

"He's a little off with his command," said Sandberg. "He's a not as sharp as he wants to be. He's usually sharper than this in his last couple of outings."

Phillies' Jerome Williams (hamstring) struggles in return Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/22/2015) Phillies pitcher Jerome Williams returned from a hamstring injury Sunday, allowing five runs (four earned) on 10 hits in three innings while striking out two in his team's spring game against the Red Sox.

Williams was scratched from Tuesday's scheduled start due to the hamstring issue. He surrendered a pair of home runs in Sunday's outing.

"It was a good lineup out there," Williams said after the outing, per MLB.com. "I just wanted to get my work in, get back on that mound and see how everything feels. It was rough. The quality of the pitches wasn't quite there, [everything] pretty much up in the zone. But overall, I think it was a good test for my hamstring and my body to be out there pitching."

Despite owning a 5.73 ERA in 11 spring innings, Williams is expected to open the season in the Phillies' rotation.


Phillies' Jerome Williams (hamstring) scheduled to start Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/19/2015) Phillies pitcher Jerome Williams missed his scheduled start Tuesday due to a tweaked hamstring but is in line to take the mound Sunday against the Red Sox, MLB.com reports.

Williams has allowed three earned runs on seven hits and one walk in eight innings while striking out three this spring. He'll likely open the season as the team's No. 3 starter, provided he doesn't suffer any further health issues.


Phillies' Jerome Williams scratched Tuesday with tweaked hamstring


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2015) Phillies pitcher Jerome Williams was scratched from Tuesday's start against the Rays in Grapefruit League play due to a right hamstring issue, which he tweaked earlier in the week, according to the News Journal. Phillies will have David Buchanan start in his place instead. 

Philadelphia has not had much luck this spring with its pitchers, with Cliff Lee landing on the 60-day disabled list with a left forearm strain, and Aaron Harang missing two of three starts with lower back discomfort. Williams is 0-1 with a 3.38 ERA in three spring appearances (two starts).


Phillies' Jerome Williams gives up two earned runs vs. Tigers


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/12/2015) Phillies pitcher Jerome Williams surrendered two earned runs, four hits and a home run in Philadelphia's 6-5 win over the Tigers on Thursday. Williams struck out one batter and walked another in three innings of work. 

Williams is expected to be one of the Phillies' starters when camp breaks. He started this game and gave up a home run to J.D. Martinez in the first inning. Williams' third inning was his strongest as he got three out of four batters into outs without giving up a run. 


Phillies' Jerome Williams after first start: 'Back to the drawing board'


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/7/2015) Phillies pitcher Jerome Williams allowed one run on two hits and no walks while striking out one in three innings of work in his first spring start on Saturday against the Blue Jays.

Williams, who is penciled in as a starter once the club breaks out of camp, was a bit wild in the second inning. He started the frame by hitting Justin Smoak with a pitch, followed by an infield hit from Dalton Pompey.

"I just wanted to come in [on Smoak] and got too far in," Williams said, per MLB.com. "And the base hit through the hole, I just didn't locate it. So, it's back to the drawing board. Go out there and practice it."


Phillies sign Jerome Williams to one-year deal


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/21/2014) The Phillies have agreed to a one-year, $2.5-million deal with pitcher Jerome Williams, the team announced Tuesday. The contract includes performance bonuses.

Williams went 4-2 with a 2.83 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 38:17 K:BB ratio in 57 1/3 innings over nine starts after joining the team off waivers in August. He has pitched for seven teams while compiling a 4.40 ERA in 891 1/3 career innings.


Jerome Williams tosses scoreless start


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/20/2014) Phillies pitcher Jerome Williams turned in an excellent start Saturday against the Athletics.

Williams gave up four hits over seven scoreless innings. He struck out three and walked one during the outing. Williams nearly got himself in trouble in the second inning. After loading the bases on three singles, Williams managed to pick up an inning-ending double play. He would give up just one more hit and one more walk over his last five innings.

With the win, Williams improved to 6-7. He’ll take on the Braves in his next start. 


Jerome Williams pegged with tough-luck loss


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2014) Phillies pitcher Jerome Williams pitched well but was pegged with a tough-luck loss Monday night against the Padres in San Diego, dropping to 5-7 on the year. He allowed one unearned run on three hits and two walks while striking out six over 7 2/3 innings of a 1-0 defeat.

Over his last three starts covering 17 2/3 innings, Williams has allowed eight earned runs. He owns a 5.03 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP over 102 innings of work. His next start will come Saturday at Oakland.

Jerome Williams strikes out eight in loss vs. Pirates


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/10/2014) Phillies pitcher Jerome Williams took a loss Wednesday, allowing four earned runs on seven hits and one walk in five innings while striking out eight in his team's 6-3 defeat against the Pirates.

Williams (5-6) surrendered a two-run single in the first inning but kept the Pirates at bay until the fifth, when he allowed two home runs, one that didn't leave the field of play. It's his first loss since joining the Phillies in early August. Williams owns a 5.44 ERA and 70:32 K:BB ratio in 94 1/3 innings, but he's posted a 3.44 ERA with his new team. He's scheduled to face the Padres Monday.


Jerome Williams bailed out in no-decision


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2014) Phillies pitcher Jerome Williams struggled through his worst start since joining the team Friday against the Nationals, but bailed out in a 9-8 extra-innings win.

Williams, who had allowed just two earned runs or fewer in each of his first four starts with the Phillies, was tagged for four earned runs in five innings this time around. He allowed nine hits and two walks while striking out just three batters on 89 pitches, but took a no-decision as the offense rallied to win.

Williams is still 3-0 since joining the Phillies, with a 2.84 ERA in 31 2/3 innings over five starts. His next outing is set for Wednesday against the Pirates. 


Jerome Williams wins third straight decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/30/2014) Phillies pitcher Jerome Williams won his third straight decision Saturday night against the Mets in New York, improving to 5-5 on the year. The right-hander permitted two runs on four hits and three walks while striking out three over 6 1/3 innings of a 7-2 victory.

Over his last three starts covering 21 1/3 innings, Williams has allowed only four earned runs. He owns a 5.23 ERA and a 1.46 WHIP over 84 1/3 innings of work. His next start will come Friday at Washington.

Jerome Williams spins eight one-run innings in win Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/24/2014) Phillies pitcher Jerome Williams earned a win Sunday, allowing one earned run on five hits and three walks in eight innings and striking out five in his team's 7-1 victory over the Cardinals.

Williams (4-5) gave up an RBI single in the fourth inning but still maintained a four-run lead at that point of the game. He's put together two straight impressive outings with the Phillies. Williams owns a 5.42 ERA and 56:26 K:BB ratio in 78 innings. He's scheduled to face the Mets Saturday.


Jerome Williams turns in a strong start against M's


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2014) Phillies pitcher Jerome Williams turned in a strong start Monday against the Mariners.

Williams allowed one run on three hits over seven innings. He struck out four and walked three during the outing. Williams was excellent to begin the game, tossing seven scoreless innings. He gave up his only run in the eighth inning. After hitting leadoff hitter Chris Taylor, Williams was pulled from the game. That run wound up coming around to score, and was charged to Williams. 

With the win, Williams improved to 1-0 with his new club. He’ll take on the Cardinals in his next start.