Obviously, Cobb has had a disastrous season but he is quietly pitching much better since July. In his last 7 starts, covering 42 innings, Cobb has lowered his ERA by almost a full run.
His ERA is 3.42 in those starts. He has a K rate of 6 (which sucks but is an improvement) and a BB rate of 2.1. He has also only given up 4 homers in this recent stretch.
In his last 2 starts, his swinging str% is 17%.
He still has a long ways to go...the K rate needs to go up more and he needs to continue to improve on the missed bats but it would be nice to see him end the year well and go into the offseason believing he can be a positive on the team next year. He could be a good leader for this staff, which will be full of young pitchers very soon.