After scuffling the previous few seasons, it appeared as though both Jake Peavy's and Bartolo Colon's best years may be behind them.
The two veteran right-handers, however, have proven plenty formidable early this season.
In a matchup of former Cy Young award winners, Peavy takes the hill opposite Colon as the surging Chicago White Sox and Oakland Athletics open a three-game set Monday night.
After going a combined 14-13 with a 4.77 ERA and battling numerous injuries from 2010-11, Peavy, who won the NL Cy Young with San Diego in 2007, seems to be back on track.
Peavy (2-0, 2.75 ERA) has struck out 21 over his first three starts spanning 19 2-3 innings, surrendering two walks while holding opponents to a .200 average. He was at his best during Wednesday's 8-1 win over Baltimore, giving up a run and four hits while fanning eight over seven innings.
"I know it's been a long grind with the fans and everybody to get me to this point, but I am healthy," he told the team's official we...