Brett Myers turned the Brewer series around with a well-earned walk against CC Sabathia, but topped that with a 3-for-3, 2-run, 3-RBI effort in winning game 2 yesterday over the Dodgers, 8-5. Indeed his batting line far surpassed his pitching line: 5 innings, 6 hits, 4 walks, 5 runs (all earned), six strikeouts, and a homer allowed. The win was the only thing that counted, however.
It made me wonder how unique was Myers' feat. I looked up all pitchers in a playoff series who had 3 hits, 2 runs, 3 RBI and at least one win. The last pitcher to accomplish all this was Dutch Ruether for the Reds in the 1919 World Series, and he may have had help from the hapless Black Sox.
The only other pitchers to match Myers' feat were from before the advent of the modern World Series. Here is the complete list: