Five takeaways from Guardians series with the Yankees

New York Yankees v Cleveland Guardians
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1. Guardians could not score consistently against Yankees pitching

This is something to keep tabs on as the season progresses and as the Guardians take on presumptive playoff teams. Cleveland was able to build two and three run leads early on against New York in the second and third games of the series, but were unable to continue scoring. Adding on an early lead is crucial when facing a top tier team like the Yankees and will be needed when facing other teams of this caliber. Back-to-back games Cleveland had their foot on the throat of the Yankees pitching and they let them off the hook. Early scoring is great, late scoring is elite. Right now they are not elite.