C.C. Sabathia has proven that he is still one of the elite starting pitchers in the game, right up there with Webb, Santana, and the rest. After the big trade to the Brewers and the unbelievable lines he has been throwing out there since, it is easy to forget about his first four starts:
0-3, 18 IP, 27 ER, 14 BB, 14 K, 5 HR, 13.50 ERA, 2.56 WHIP
Since, 20 Starts:
11-5, 152.33 IP, 35 ER, 31 BB, 152 K, 10 HR, 2.07 ERA, 0.99 WHIP
So my question to you is what happened to CC during those four starts? What made him suddenly revert back to his old form? It is very strange to see a pitcher of Sabathia's skill get blown up like that over 4 straight starts and then suddenly go back to normal, even better than normal.
I heard a rumor that he might have been tipping his pitches and the coaches corrected him. Does anyone know if this is true?