Despite the Twins taking the first game of the four-game series last night, the Yanks should be able to get themselves above .500 and stay there for the rest of the long 2012 ride.
We have to like CC boucning back tonight after a less than stellar, workman-like outing at Baltimore last time out. Gardenhire is going to rest Morneau because his numbers are pretty morbid over the course of time vs. CC, so they'll not have the same punch they had last night. Plus, the Twins will run Francisco Liriano (average at best) out there,which should have the Yankees lineup feeling pretty good about putting up enough runs to cover CC and the relief staff.
I like Kuroda putting a couple of good showings back to back when he matches up against Jason Marquis on Wednesday. Kuroda, in my opinion, is the key to this rotation because we are least familiar with him and we need him so much. We pretty much know what we'll get out of Sabathia once he's rolling. Thankfully we don't have to deal with the incredibly scary AJ Burnett roller-coaster ride any more, Nova is a young star beginning to blossom, we live through Hughes and Garcia's inconsistencies, then Andy P comes in a few weeks to stabilize the starting rotation.
I see the Yanks rolling here the next couple of days, setting up a chance to get beyond this .500 stuff once and for all.