In the Reds 30 games this year, roughly one third (9) have been against these pitchers:
These guys were an average 14-8 last year with an average of 3.49 ERA.
Add Pat Maholm and Jonathon Sanchez who have ERA"s in the 3's this year, and that is 11 games against very tough pitchers.
The Reds are a combined 2-9 against them this year.
Now granted, a championship team needs to be able to win against all pitchers, but I think the Reds will have a much better recored once they get more games in against the Nationals, the Astros, and other teams with weaker pitching.