As I have said a few times today, it is too soon for the Yankees or their fans to panic. Getting swept in April by Boston is not fun, but it really does mean much in the long run (unless you are Mike Francesa, in which case it has wide ranging implications that point to deep systemic issues). That being said, it would not be prudent for the Yankees to do dig themselves a large hole in the division, and a win tonight against the Tigers would go a long way towards stanching the bleeding.
The starter for the Yankees tonight is CC Sabathia, and it is time for him to step up and pitch like the stopper we know he will be by the time September rolls around. The Yankees need quality and length from him tonight, as the bullpen has been overused and overexposed lately. He has had a slow start, but as the weather gets warmer and date gets later, it would be nice to see the lefty establish himself as the rock in the rotation that he is paid to be.