Maybe this is what Dusty and Walt have always been looking at and why they don't care if the first two batters walk or not.
But, the 1990 REDS were First in Batting Average, 1st in HBP, Second in Sacrifice Hits, 3rd in Total Bases, 3rd in Slugging Percentage. They were also First in BAbip and 3rd in Runs Created.
So, they had the Offense.
What made them so powerful was they also had the Pitching and the Defense as they led the League in Fielding percentage and the Pitching led the League in Runs scored per game.
Anyone who knew anything about Cincinnati knew the REDS would win the series.