Besides the obvious of pitching, the reds lack the aggressive bat With in the 2 3 4 5 spot the reds are very cautious. What I mean is taking the perfect pitch the strike pitch should be taken by the 1 2 7 and 8 batters. If the reds were able to work the the count in the early and late batters, then the 3 4 5 hitters would have a better chance at hitting the fastball, thus resulting in more runs.