Below the Box Score, Week of 5/7: The Laid Back National League


Not much interesting to note this week, though strangely the American League continues to walk away with the ejections lead. This week four AL players or managers were ejected to the NL’s zero. That’s the second time this year that the NL has gone a week without an ejection.

Once again eight teams drew fewer than 20,000 at one point or another this week, including the Rays who drew only 10,118 for Thursday’s game against the Marlins.  The Mariners, Reds, Marlins, Padres, Athletics, Royals and Twins join that list. Of those eight, four teams averaged below the 20,000 mark: The Rays, Marlins, Reds and Athletics.  On the top end of the spectrum only the Dodgers averaged above 40,000 on the week, with the Angels and Cubs drawing above 40,000 at least once this week.

Only six teams averaged below three hours this week, up from last week but still below where the league wants it to be. The average sat at about 3:15, higherthan last week but attributable to a high number of extra inning games.  The Mariners appear in the longest time of game for the week largely due to the five hour game against the Rangers on Friday.

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: Rays (vs Marlins), Thursday, May 4th. 10,118

Highest-(Lowest attendance) last week: Dodgers (vs Giants), Tuesday, May 2nd. 43,471

Highest attendance last week: Dodgers (vs Giants), Wednesday, May 3rd. 50,215

Lowest-(Highest attendance) last week: Rays (vs Blue Jays), Sunday, May 7th. 15,068

 

Game time:

Longest game last week: Mariners (vs Rangers), Friday, May 5th. 5:00 (3-1 Rangers)

Shortest game last week: Red Sox (vs Orioles), Tuesday, May 2nd. 2:33 (5-2 Red Sox)

Longest average game for the week: Mariners, 3:42 average over 6 games.

Quickest average game for the week: Royals, 2:45 average over 7 games.

 

Weather:

Warmest game last week: Astros (vs Rangers), 84 degrees, Tuesday, May 2nd.

Coldest game last week: Cubs (vs Yankees), 44 degrees, Friday, May 5th.

Warmest average for the week: Rockies, 73.3 degrees over 6 games.

Coldest average for the week: Cubs, 48.3 degrees over 7 games.

Windiest game last week: Athletics vs Tigers, 25 mph, Friday, May 5th.

Windiest week: Tigers, 15.5 MPH over 6 games.

 

Ejections:

Total ejections last week: 4 (25 on full season)

Ejections by league: AL 4, NL 0. (Season total: AL 17, 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
Angels51379941097248552:474:403:19607567.83106
Astros52255641097311372:473:133:00608471.561710.3
Athletics51665123227189972:483:413:13617062.9925131
Blue Jays51246135559237422:463:393:17626964.762313.3
Braves62:554:063:17547867.882012.8
Brewers52112938616288012:413:293:00496957.681412.2
Cardinals53625038616149732:474:063:18516558.382013
Cubs53639440735389503:064:223:29445148132016.2
Diamondbacks52282639175302962:353:483:07638271.851510.4
Dodgers53432050215417902:524:113:32587566.73157.3
Giants52021350215362462:463:503:13487565.83147.6
Indians62179925754236212:373:142:58507866.852110.7
Mariners61379936044233822:535:003:42567561.33126.5
Marlins71011839197218092:403:333:10556158111612.7
Mets62561839197163592:403:343:01557867.481611.7
Nationals62023730464246902:523:513:21547564.5111512.8
Orioles72030236563309962:333:243:07486857.662011.52
Padres51635636337244822:534:133:31587265.46159.2
Phillies62023738660309373:014:223:30476754.7111714
Pirates61390925108192072:403:072:52496958.771912.2
Rangers62255636044286172:595:003:255684674179.2
Rays61011816096136732:463:333:18
Red Sox72870736563324972:333:463:14487559.962010.8
Reds51390922724178082:403:152:53486857.671912
Rockies51635639175254192:354:133:08658273.35107.9
Royals71860436525246852:363:002:45507866.35128
Tigers61665123227206512:543:413:15507061.282515.5
Twins51865831763257832:483:463:15567562.46129
White Sox71860436525254862:363:172:55506858.96169.4
Yankees52556640735344622:583:393:20446956.162315.91

Home games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Angels23838341097397402:473:002:53606160.58109
Astros32255627439254012:593:133:04818482.561711.5
Athletics31665123227191322:543:413:21617064.7102516
Braves62:554:063:17547867.882012.8
Cardinals23625038616374332:473:293:08516457.581411
Cubs53639440735389503:064:223:29445148132016.2
Dodgers34347150215460972:523:503:21717573.3354
Mariners61379936044233822:535:003:42567561.33126.5
Marlins21601116096160543:143:223:18
Mets32561839197327182:403:142:54556158111612.7
Nationals32282629496253792:523:483:19637568111512.3
Orioles32030231806269423:043:173:08526858.76169.7
Padres51635636337244822:534:133:31587265.46159.2
Phillies32023730464240003:013:513:24546761111513.3
Pirates32112925108230462:413:072:55496957.7131313
Rays41011815068124832:463:333:18
Red Sox43293236563340372:333:243:07486356.592013.3
Reds51390922724178082:403:152:53486857.671912
Rockies23616539175376702:353:042:49738277.55107.5
Royals71860436525246852:363:002:45507866.35128
Tigers32179922663221693:033:143:10506457.782115
Twins51865831763257832:483:463:15567562.46129
Yankees32556635559303942:583:393:22626964.762313.31

Away games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Angels31379915915149312:534:403:37757575333
Astros23838341097397402:473:002:53606160.58109
Athletics21865818930187942:483:173:02616161911101
Blue Jays51246135559237422:463:393:17626964.762313.3
Brewers52112938616288012:413:293:00496957.681412.2
Cardinals32:594:063:26546559112015
Diamondbacks52282639175302962:353:483:07638271.851510.4
Dodgers23432036337353293:264:113:4858626061510.5
Giants52021350215362462:463:503:13487565.83147.6
Indians62179925754236212:373:142:58507866.852110.7
Marlins51011839197241112:403:333:07556158111612.7
Mets32:553:343:09757876.781310.7
Nationals32023730464240003:013:513:24546761111513.3
Orioles43293236563340372:333:243:07486356.592013.32
Phillies33639438660378743:064:223:37474948.3131714.7
Pirates31390917896153672:403:002:49546859.771911.3
Rangers62255636044286172:595:003:255684674179.2
Rays21601116096160543:143:223:18
Red Sox32870731763304433:033:463:24567563.36128.3
Rockies31635618910172512:534:133:20657269898.3
Tigers31665123227191322:543:413:21617064.7102516
White Sox71860436525254862:363:172:55506858.96169.4
Yankees24039540735405653:173:193:18445147.5172018.5

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