I seem to remember John Mabry capping off the single greatest comeback i've ever seen against the reds in '05. The reds were up by 7 in the ninth and mabry's 2 out bomb gave the cards the lead.
Also, mabry wasn't the most talented hitter but he did get the most out of his ability and he had a fantastic approach. You don't have to be Babe Ruth to understand hitting. Losing McGuire will hurt the cards though.