The first month of the 2012 MLB season hasn't been kind to several top starting pitchers throughout baseball. Of course, some of these previously dominating hurlers are also recovering from major injuries that required surgery.
But as the month nears its end, those struggling aces may be experiencing some turnaround. That's great news for their teams. Without getting No. 1 production from their No. 1 starters, some contenders could find themselves on the outside looking in as playoff races begin to develop.
If these starters are finally on the rebound, fans benefit as well. Who doesn't want to see elite talent perform to the highest standards? That makes baseball better, as a whole.
Here are five pitchers who may have turned their seasons around on Tuesday night.