Below the Box Score, Week of 4/30/17: Yankees-Red Sox Fastest Game of the Week?


Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but a Red Sox-Yankees game was at the center of the time of game discussion this week.  The only difference is that this time, the game went 2:21 instead of 4+ hours as usual.  Rob Manfred may or may not have been seen laughing maniacally in his office the next morning.

Meanwhile in the rest of the AL East, Manager ejections were en vogue this week as John Gibbons was sent to the clubhouse twice this week while Buck Showalter was ejected once.  The AL retained their lead over the NL with four ejections a piece this week, including a few that came in after deadline of last weeks BtBS.

Once again eight teams drew fewer than 20,000 at one point or another this week, including the Orioles who drew only 11,142 for Monday’s game against the Rays.  The White Sox, D-backs, Pirates, Indians, Rangers, Brewers, and Marlins join that list. Surprisingly, five teams averaged below the 20,000 mark: The Orioles, Pirates, White Sox, Indians, and D-backs.  On the top end of the spectrum the Dodgers, Giants, Cardinals, and Blue Jays all averaged above 40,000 on the week, with the Yankees and Rangers drawing above 40,000 at least once this week.  Still have yet to draw in the four figures for a baseball game this season which may mean it won’t happen this season, which would be a first I believe.

Only three teams averaged below three hours this week, which means they must’ve intentionally walked a lot of players with all the time they saved. The average sat at about 3:10, much higher than Manfred’s goal of sub-3.  The Orioles appear in the longest time of game for the week largely due to the number of extra inning games played this week, averaging a total of 3:37 for the 6 games played.

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: Orioles (vs Rays), Monday, April 24th. 11,142

Highest-(Lowest attendance) last week: Dodgers (vs Phillies), Friday, April 28th. 46,729

Highest attendance last week: Dodgers (vs Phillies), Saturday, April 29th. 53,110

Lowest-(Highest attendance) last week: Orioles (vs Rays), Wednesday, April 26th. 16,289

Game time:

Longest game last week: Yankees (vs Orioles), Sunday, April 30th. 4:37 (7-4 Orioles)

Shortest game last week: TIE: Diamondbacks (vs Padres), Thursday, April 27th. 2:21 (6-2 Diamondbacks) & Red Sox (vs Yankees), Thursday, April 27th. 2:21 (3-0 Yankees)

Longest average game for the week: Orioles, 3:37 average over 6 games.

Quickest average game for the week: Indians, 2:50 average over 6 games.

Weather:

Warmest game last week: Diamondbacks (vs Padres), 88 degrees, Monday, April 24th and again on Thursday April 27th with the same two teams.

Coldest game last week: THREE WAY TIE: Indians (vs Mariners), 47 degrees, Saturday, April 29th, Rockies (vs Nationals), 47 degrees, Thursday, April 27th, and Tigers (vs White Sox), 47 degrees, Saturday, April 29th.

Warmest average for the week: Diamondbacks, 84.7 degrees over 6 games.

Coldest average for the week: Rays, 61.0 degrees over 3 games.

Windiest game last week: Rangers vs Angels, 21 mph, Sunday, April 30th.

Windiest week: Rangers, 16.3 MPH over 6 games.

Ejections:

Total ejections last week: 8 (21 on full season)

Ejections by league: AL 4, NL 4. (Season total: AL 13, NL 8)

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
Angels62530444597328082:303:303:04668573.951810.7
Astros51445234880224222:463:122:55638168.4141715.2
Athletics53012437603330002:303:302:59637569.55148.3
Blue Jays72530442986381892:563:463:13528064.841910.32
Braves52281930026253872:353:193:02596461.5385.5
Brewers61906230026253882:353:243:02646564.51216141
Cardinals54003542722407702:563:463:20528063.4419102
Cubs41344537054256502:443:283:08548469.571612.3
Diamondbacks71221530445190452:214:023:10798884.791913
Dodgers64132953110455472:593:283:12588670.551712.4
Giants64132942862417952:263:323:09587063.5101714.3
Indians61445221824181622:363:122:50478167.261813.7
Mariners62084225325225452:363:433:06477766.361812.3
Marlins51969033152254922:313:363:06647469475.5
Mets52281936501305322:563:373:18598572.6284.8
Nationals72134036501297633:003:373:21478569.52167.3
Orioles61114241022256902:524:373:37578166.911691
Padres71221542862266062:213:323:00648878.31019141
Phillies52218053110394342:413:273:06648674.94117.1
Pirates51344533152215722:313:363:08545755.571310
Rangers51902744597271053:013:373:11618575101815.41
Rays61114242986267612:524:083:165768611167.3
Red Sox43207237054349892:213:283:01568470.361611.3
Reds51906242722285442:533:243:08596563.371611.8
Rockies71930034929250152:534:023:23478167.73169.8
Royals51148432685209782:473:213:07517464.10124.9
Tigers62272836217266153:183:433:28477762101612.2
Twins51902732685245113:013:373:1451836701710
White Sox61148436217221012:473:363:15477461.461210
Yankees53207241022362722:214:373:25568164.96139.4

Home games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Angels42530437603308202:303:303:03667570.35107.3
Astros23214734880335142:492:582:53636363141414
Blue Jays33625642986405543:023:163:06
Brewers61906230026253882:353:243:02646564.51216141
Cardinals54003542722407702:563:463:20528063.441910
Diamondbacks71221530445190452:214:023:10798884.791913
Dodgers34672953110496003:023:273:11788680.75118.7
Giants64132942862417952:263:323:09587063.5101714.3
Indians61445221824181622:363:122:50478167.261813.7
Marlins31969033152263622:313:363:12
Mets22281923243230312:563:193:07596461.5385.5
Nationals33456236501355323:173:373:26818583.7274
Orioles31114216289129682:524:083:255768611167.3
Phillies22218026191241862:413:152:58647469475.5
Pirates21344515326143862:443:223:03545755.571310
Rangers51902744597271053:013:373:11618575101815.4
Red Sox43207237054349892:213:283:01568470.361611.3
Rockies42134034929254373:003:263:18476455.331610.5
Royals22791132685302983:113:203:15516457.5010.5
Tigers62272836217266153:183:433:28477762101612.2
White Sox31148418218147642:473:213:02657470.76129.3
Yankees33691241022384123:124:373:50588172.771310.7

Away games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Angels22896844597367833:033:123:07708577.5101814
Astros31445216052150282:463:122:56688173.7161716.3
Athletics53012437603330002:303:302:59637569.55148.3
Blue Jays42530440223364152:563:463:19528064.841910.32
Braves52281930026253872:353:193:02596461.5385.5
Cubs41344537054256502:443:283:08548469.571612.3
Dodgers34132941580414942:593:283:12586560.3151716
Mariners62084225325225452:363:433:06477766.361812.3
Marlins22218026191241862:413:152:58647469475.5
Mets33456236501355323:173:373:26818583.7274
Nationals42134034929254373:003:263:18476455.331610.5
Orioles33691241022384123:124:373:50588172.771310.71
Padres71221542862266062:213:323:00648878.3101914
Phillies34672953110496003:023:273:11788680.75118.7
Pirates31969033152263622:313:363:12
Rays61114242986267612:524:083:165768611167.3
Reds51906242722285442:533:243:08596563.371611.8
Rockies31930030445244532:534:023:31798180999
Royals31148418218147642:473:213:02657470.76129.3
Twins51902732685245113:013:373:1451836701710
White Sox32604536217294373:243:363:28476152101210.7
Yankees23207234054330632:213:162:485658576108

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