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Second-Place Showdown

In honor of the 43rd President of the United States (heh, heh, heh), The Al Gore Cup is a forum for teams that finished second and most likely feel that they're more deserving than all of the other first-place teams to be in the championship bracket.

 

Teams are seeded 1-4 based on regular season records and play a best-of-seven semifinal round followed by another seven game series to crown the winner.

 

The winner receives a bonus of 1 million Benchwarmer Bucks.  The runner-up gets 500,000.

 

The 2007 Entrants (in order of seeding):

  • Silicon Valley (85-65) - Close to St. Cloud for much of the season, they fell off at the end.
  • Santa Ana (85-65) - Came close - 1 game - to San Berdoo at the end of the season.
  • Quahog (77-73) - Edinburgh's sweep of the final three games doomed Quahog to 2nd place.
  • New Ulm (75-75) - Solid holder of 2nd place for the final 10-15 weeks of the season.

Semifinals - New Ulm vs.Silicon Valley; Quahog vs Santa Ana

 

Finals - Santa Ana vs Silicon Valley - Silicon Valley won the season series 4-2

 

2007 Gore Cup Winner - Silicon Valley in 5 Games

 

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Finals

Game Santa Ana vs. Silicon Valley

1

  R H E  
Santa Ana 7 11 0

Box

Silicon Valley 1 8 2
WP - Webb (1-0)  LP - Halladay (0-1)

HR - SA: Young (1), Ordonez 2 (2); SV: Patterson (1), Reyes (1)

Santa Ana leads 1-0

2

  R H E  
Santa Ana 5 10 0

Box

Silicon Valley 7 9 1
WP - Kazmir (1-0)  LP - Zambrano (0-1)

HR - SA: Sizemore (1), Ankiel (1); SV: Ortiz (1), Hawpe (1)

Series tied 1-1

3

  R H E  
Silicon Valley 8 15 1

Box

Santa Ana 6 8 0
WP - SV BP (1-0)  LP - SA BP (0-1)

HR - SV: Hawpe (2), Sanchez (1)

Silicon Valley leads 2-1

4

  R H E  
Silicon Valley 4 8 0

Box

Santa Ana 3 7 0
WP - Hill (1-0)  LP - SA BP (0-2)

HR - none

Silicon Valley leads 3-1

5

  R H E  
Silicon Valley 13 15 2

Box

Santa Ana 5 12 0
WP - Hendrickson (1-0)  LP - Moyer (0-1)

HR - SV: Ortiz (2), Morneau 3 (3), Hawpe (3), Sanchez (2); SA: Mackowiak (1)

Silicon Valley wins 4-1

   


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Semifinals

Game Semifinal One Semifinal Two

1

  R H E  
New Ulm 3 10 1

Box

Silicon Valley 6 8 4
WP - Halladay (1-0)  LP - Zito (0-1)

HR - NU: Wilson (1); SV: Swisher (1)

Silicon Valley leads 1-0

  R H E  
Quahog 5 11 0

Box

Santa Ana 7 12 1
WP - SA BP (1-0)  LP - Sabathia (0-1)

HR - SA: Young (1)

Santa Ana leads 1-0

2

  R H E  
New Ulm 6 6 4

Box

Silicon Valley 10 12 2
WP - SV BP (1-0)  LP - Byrd (0-1)

HR - SV: Ortiz (1), Swisher (2)

Silicon Valley leads 2-0

  R H E  
Quahog 4 7 3

Box

Santa Ana 5 11 0
WP - SA BP (2-0)  LP - Beckett (0-1)

HR - Qua: Tejada (1), Cuddyer (1); SA: Ordonez (1)

Santa Ana leads 2-0

3

  R H E  
Silicon Valley 8 12 0

Box

New Ulm 7 10 0
WP - SV BP (2-0)  LP - Bush (0-1)

HR - SV: Upton (1), Hawpe (1); NU: Bonds (1)

Silicon Valley leads 3-0

  R H E  
Santa Ana 7 13 0

Box

Quahog 4 12 0
WP - Peavy (1-0)  LP - Hughes (0-1)

HR - SA: Vidro (1); Qua: Dunn (1)

Santa Ana leads 3-0

4

  R H E  
Silicon Valley 5 9 2

Box

New Ulm 9 7 1
WP - Matsuzaka (1-0)  LP - Hill (0-1)

HR - SV: Hawpe (2); NU: Wright 2 (2), Sexson (1)

Silicon Valley leads 3-1

  R H E  
Santa Ana 0 12 1

Box

Quahog 9 11 1
WP - Gorzelanny (1-0)  LP - Blanton (0-1)

HR - SA: Ordonez (2); Qua: Tejada (2)

Santa Ana leads 3-1

5

  R H E  
Silicon Valley 10 13 1

Box

New Ulm 3 5 1
WP - Hendrickson (1-0)  LP - Gaudin (0-1)

HR - SV: Patterson (1), Reyes (1), Hawpe (3), Sanchez (1)

Silicon Valley wins 4-1

  R H E  
Santa Ana 2 9 0

Box

Quahog 7 8 0
WP - James (1-0)  LP - Moyer (0-1)

HR - SA: Roberts (1)

Santa Ana leads 3-2

6

 
  R H E
Quahog 1 10 0

Box

Santa Ana 3 9 2
WP - Webb (1-0)  LP - Qua BP (0-1)

HR - Qua: Berkman 2 (2); SA: Sizemore (1)

Santa Ana wins 4-2

     



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