Jake Peavy of the Chicago White Sox is looking like a Cy Young candidate again. In his second season back from unprecedented shoulder surgery, Peavy goes into Detroit Friday hoping to build on his best stretch in a White Sox uniform.
Peavy takes the hill against the Tigers with a 3-1 record on the 2012 season. He is coming back from a hard luck 1-0 loss to Boston in his last start. However, Peavy tossed a complete game four-hitter, which followed a three-hit shutout of Oakland in his previous start.
Peavy is carrying a 1.67 ERA for the season. The White Sox have won four of his five starts. He's struck out 33 hitters and issued just five walks. With stats like these, it isn't difficult to believe that Peavy was named the American League Pitcher of the Month of April.
The numbers don't lie, but it's harder to believe that Peavy is putting up those numbers. How's he doing it?
Here are a few theories.