Re: 9/30 Astros @ Reds
Great point Puffy. FWIW, Vegas has us at 12:1 for the series last I checked. And that's before all 8 teams are confirmed. By most accounts, the Reds are viewed as the worst team in the playoffs. And our odds aren't all that far off from average.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.