Years past saw the bully come out of the gates blazing, only to come back to earth, and consequently suffer greatly from the starter's ineptitude at getting to 7+. A marked change recently, perhaps it's done some of these old dogs well to get their legs rested after a busy start to the season?
The first 7 games they rang up an ERA of 8.50
The last 20 games they have an earnie of 3.08
In the last 12, they've shown a 1.85 earnie, while throwing only 29.1 innings, and a 1.06 whip.
Is it really that bad anymore, now that they're rested and past the post-ST debacle?