Five takeaways from Guardians series with the Yankees
3. Lack of home runs still an issue
It took until the sixth home game of the season for the Guardians to finally hit their first long ball at Progressive Field. Interestingly enough it came from an unlikely source in Amed Rosario. Rosario's first homer of the season gave Cleveland a tempoary 3-0 lead in Game 3, before the Yankees staged their comeback.
The fact of the matter is that the Guardians are not going to be a top end power hitting team, they will get their fair share of extra-base hits, but few are of the home run variety. Cleveland registered the same amount of hits that went for extra-bases as New York (eight), but the Yankees held a 2-1 lead in balls that went over the fence.
Cleveland currently has the second-fewest home runs this season (six). The only team with less are the Washington Nationals, not exactly the company the Guardians want to be in. It is extremely early and more than plenty of games remaining, but being 24 home runs behind the MLB-leading Tampa Bay Rays is not great.