Below the Box Score, Week Ending 4/23: The AL Takes the Ejection Lead


The American League went on an absolute rampage this week. With seven ejections to the National League’s zero, the AL has recaptured its lead in the ejections race by a score of nine to four.

Meanwhile, data issues continue with our provider, making it look like the Braves had no fans in attendance (they did). But the data that did come in showed that the A’s, Reds, Rays, Mariners, Twins, and Padres all had fewer than 20,000 to a game this week, with the A’s and Rays both averaging sub-20k for the week.  There is still yet to be a game with fewer than 10,000 fans though this wee’s A’s vs Rangers took the season low with 10,406 in attendance on Monday night.

Overall game time this week got better, averaging out at around three hours a game, though the Padres did their fans a favor by getting them the hell away from Padres baseball as quickly as possible, with San Diego only averaging 2:44 per game this week. Miserable Blue Jay fans were not saved by their team, who averaged 3:34 this week. Lucky for Toronto they had the Leafs as a distraction. Unlucky for Toronto is the result of Sunday’s hockey game, which means they now have a full summer of bad Blue Jays baseball to look forward to. Go Argonauts, they might say.

Not much to say on the weather front, with temps from 41-91 and winds 0-16 MPH, nothing really notable for the time of year.

 

Now as always, we have included the miscellany and below that the raw data to look at yourself. Note there are three tables, the top being all games, the second home games, and the last being away games. Enjoy!

Attendance:

Lowest attendance last week: Athletics (vs Rangers), Monday, April 17th. 10,406

Highest-(Lowest attendance) last week: Cardinals (vs Pirates), Tuesday, April 18th. 38,806

Highest attendance last week: Dodgers (vs Rockies), Wednesday, April 19th. 45,474

Lowest-(Highest attendance) last week: Rays (vs Astros), Friday, April 21st. 17,683

 

Game time:

Longest game last week: Angels (vs Blue Jays), Friday, April 21st. 5:36 (8-7 Blue Jays)

Shortest game last week: Padres (vs Diamondbacks), Wednesday, April 19th. 2:13 (1-0 Padres)

Longest average game for the week: Blue Jays, 3:34 average over 5 games.

Quickest average game for the week: Padres, 2:44 average over 7 games.

 

Weather:

Warmest game last week: Diamondbacks (vs Dodgers), 91 degrees, Friday, April 21st.

Coldest game last week: Twins (vs Indians), 41 degrees, Thursday, April 20th.

Warmest average for the week: Angels, 80.7 degrees over 3 games.

Coldest average for the week: Indians, 53.0 degrees over 6 games.

Windiest game last week: Rangers vs Royals, 18 mph, Saturday, April 22nd.

Windiest week: Rays, 16.0 MPH over 1 games.

 

Ejections:

Total ejections last week: 7 (12 on full season)

Ejections by league: AL 7, NL 0. (Season total: AL 9, NL 4)

Raw data:

All games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Angels62176041345289982:285:363:11838483.5676.5
Astros71554824028203862:283:392:59
Athletics71040624165153402:463:112:5760686471410.3
Blue Jays52928144283371862:355:363:34838483.5676.5
Braves62418931334140262:383:322:58547867.5697.5
Brewers72312639026320182:563:303:09447664.25148.5
Cardinals72312640182329662:143:162:51667970.9676.7
Cubs52718939026344772:263:303:04447657.951410.8
Diamondbacks71708936294260362:133:282:58649178.871512
Dodgers52701845474345882:543:283:086691793149.5
Giants42086342011287352:283:372:57437862.861411
Indians51655332044214682:583:363:14416553.45169.8
Mariners71070727147187302:313:322:5965686681310.5
Marlins61612639319260112:283:322:49707170.38119
Mets52224342145294712:373:583:1849645551611
Nationals43477342145384592:413:433:145178655168.5
Orioles61191035522247392:283:342:58548268.43106.8
Padres71708939319215132:133:202:44647571.88159
Phillies62224331334257652:373:583:06496457.57159.7
Pirates62784040182356182:143:192:46537968.76117.5
Rangers71040641446247672:383:472:55608467.771811.41
Rays61228137318193513:053:443:217171711616161
Red Sox72928144283353062:453:483:12547165.531610.22
Reds51191032670205742:263:242:48508267.491210.2
Rockies32766345474383832:462:592:53436858.83146.5
Royals62086341446303512:283:473:0260847591812.4
Tigers51228126713207252:594:003:28586561.771081
Twins61655326713209892:584:003:204165565169.72
White Sox42444432044291452:163:122:49496554.361410.3
Yankees52784036140309272:163:192:50497056.171410.9

Home games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Angels24017641345407612:355:364:05838483.5676.5
Astros42176024028231162:283:052:44
Athletics71040624165153402:463:112:5760686471410.3
Blue Jays32928144283348022:453:483:13
Braves32:413:323:00757876.3687
Brewers42312631158279002:563:163:08666666777
Cardinals33880640182397202:142:402:28707975.7676.3
Cubs33486439026375093:003:303:10447662.351410
Diamondbacks32701836294306722:543:283:14919191141414
Dodgers23544845474404612:553:073:01666867375
Mariners31612627147200882:313:322:52
Mets52224342145294712:373:583:1849645551611
Orioles33444235522351402:473:343:13546860364.3
Padres61708939319250992:133:202:43647168.581510
Phillies32418931334280522:383:322:56546158.7798
Pirates32784036140315152:393:193:05537061.77118.7
Rangers42689841446342102:383:473:0260847491812.8
Rays51228117683157573:053:443:241
Red Sox13731837318373183:073:073:07717171161616
Reds51191032670205742:263:242:48508267.491210.2
Rockies22766342011348372:462:592:52435649.561410
Royals22086324402226332:283:373:02747876111312
Twins61655326713209892:584:003:204165565169.72
White Sox22444432044282443:093:123:10516558697.5
Yankees23001430075300452:162:402:28495250.5121413

Away games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Angels42176024028231162:283:052:44
Astros31554817683167463:053:393:20
Blue Jays24017641345407612:355:364:05838483.5676.5
Braves32418931334280522:383:322:56546158.7798
Brewers33486439026375093:003:303:10447662.351410
Cardinals42312631158279002:563:163:08666666777
Cubs22718932670299302:263:242:55505753.5111211.5
Diamondbacks41708935448225592:133:202:46646866.571510
Dodgers32701836294306722:543:283:14919191141414
Giants42086342011287352:283:372:57437862.861411
Indians51655332044214682:583:363:14416553.45169.8
Mariners41070724165177122:513:113:0465686681310.5
Marlins61612639319260112:283:322:49707170.38119
Nationals43477342145384592:413:433:145178655168.5
Orioles31191016018143372:283:052:43738276.79109.3
Padres12:482:482:48757575888
Phillies32224324656234782:373:583:16496456.391511.3
Pirates33880640182397202:142:402:28707975.7676.3
Rangers31040614031121762:462:482:47606461.371410
Rays13731837318373183:073:073:077171711616161
Red Sox62928144283349712:453:483:13546860364.32
Rockies14547445474454742:552:552:55686868333
Royals42689841446342102:383:473:0260847491812.8
Tigers51228126713207252:594:003:28586561.771081
White Sox23001430075300452:162:402:28495250.5121413
Yankees32784036140315152:393:193:05537061.77118.7