Below the Box Score, Week of 5/21/2017: Ejections Aplenty!


 

With ten ejections last week, we have had our busiest week of the season for the umpires here in Below the Box Score. Capped off with two bench clearing brawls (Dodgers-Marlins and Yankees-Rays) that had three ejections apiece. The AL and NL split the ejections 5-5, keeping the AL in the lead on the season 27-17.

 

As mentioned, the Yankees were in Tampa this week which means that attendance for the Rays averaged over 20,000 on the full week, with not one single game below the 20,000 mark. The A’s, Mariners, Padres, Indians, Diamondbacks, Marlins, Pirates, and Twins were not so lucky, having dipped below the 20,000 mark in an individual game with the Diamondbacks, Indians, A’s, and Marlins averaging below the low-water mark on the week. On the top end, the Dodgers, Giants, and Cubs averaged above 40,000, with the Cardinals and Orioles both having one game of greater than 40,000 in attendance.

 

Only five teams averaged below the three-hour mark this week, but the average continued to hover around the 3:10 mark on the week. The Padres and Diamondbacks played a whirlwind 2:16 game, but that was 3 minutes longer than the season record of 2:13, set by…. The Padres and the Diamondbacks on April 19th! Who knew that bad baseball was short baseball!

 

Weather was again unremarkable, except for some 25 MPH winds and chilly 46 degree temps on the North Side of Chicago last week (thankfully it was on separate dates).

 

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 Red Sox), Thursday, May 18th. 12,016

Highest-(Lowest attendance) last week: Dodgers (vs Marlins), Thursday, May 18th. 41,717

Highest attendance last week: Dodgers (vs Marlins), Saturday, May 20th. 52,850

Lowest-(Highest attendance) last week: Diamondbacks (vs Mets), Wednesday, May 17th. 19,842

Game time:

Longest game last week: Tigers (vs Orioles), Tuesday, May 16th. 5:19 (13-11 Orioles)

Shortest game last week: Padres (vs Diamondbacks), Sunday, May 21st. 2:16 (5-1 Padres)

Longest average game for the week: Tigers, 3:33 average over 5 games.

Quickest average game for the week: Padres, 2:49 average over 6 games.

Weather:

Warmest game last week: Rangers (vs Phillies), 90 degrees, Thursday, May 18th.

Coldest game last week: Cubs (vs Brewers), 46 degrees, Friday, May 19th.

Warmest average for the week: Braves, 83.2 degrees over 5 games.

Coldest average for the week: Twins, 56.2 degrees over 6 games.

Windiest game last week: Cubs vs Reds, 24 mph, Wednesday, May 17th.

Windiest week: Cubs, 17.4 MPH over 5 games.

 

Total ejections last week: 10 (44 on full season)

Ejections by league: AL 5, NL 5. (Season total: AL 27, NL 17)

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
Angels62944539501353462:534:013:22618867.56128.7
Astros61644836446273042:353:062:55
Athletics71201624728173112:393:253:10597966.81125.31
Blue Jays72976645416363052:313:293:066487775117.6
Braves7297663443191712:503:323:09738783.25127
Brewers51435941671253932:413:323:06466760.4101812.4
Cardinals54151445072438752:534:203:30708577.4522131
Cubs53602341671387973:033:323:15468771.2112417.4
Diamondbacks61598829969221092:163:302:58768277.451810.9
Dodgers74136652850440852:373:273:0056876932010.82
Giants64136645072431302:373:423:0356796652012.5
Indians61461336446265962:353:333:08648375.361810
Mariners71395536782234592:393:252:57597166152.6
Marlins71644852850347792:463:273:02698779354.51
Mets61598839501277682:523:373:11628875.5518101
Nationals61699227728211742:503:323:15738782.351710.3
Orioles62510945416335422:315:193:2864847762113.5
Padres61435929969212882:163:122:49637670.2101311
Phillies62311035007282722:443:122:52709080.271912.2
Pirates61699232572243892:453:303:03708578.571710.8
Rangers52311035166310222:443:233:01529070.5121914.3
Rays61461322864199733:123:503:26648375.3618101
Red Sox61201644365272583:094:203:25678577.782213.2
Reds62318440653311863:033:383:16678777.232412.8
Rockies61714025188222942:523:383:13508266.83128.3
Royals62280330878256152:293:233:01498165.2112014.7
Tigers52510935166311152:535:193:33528471.6122116.2
Twins61714027852226892:293:213:01498256.281411.5
White Sox71775736782313542:464:013:08617165.6285.11
Yankees62087330878235772:343:503:15788179.7112016.72

Home games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Angels32944536089329233:014:013:30616462.7888
Astros33347636446348732:353:062:54
Athletics41201624728194183:093:223:13677974.58129.51
Blue Jays22976634431320993:073:153:11
Braves52:503:323:08738783.25127
Cardinals54151445072438752:534:203:30708577.4522131
Cubs53602341671387973:033:323:15468771.2112417.4
Diamondbacks31598819842177672:523:303:08778278.751810.7
Dodgers44171752850460622:463:273:06698779354.52
Giants34136641588414502:373:092:51566459132017
Indians31461322104183183:123:333:21648375.361810
Mariners71395536782234592:393:252:57597166152.6
Marlins31644824699197342:523:002:56
Mets33654239501377692:533:373:15628872.36129.3
Orioles33191645416379882:313:293:07648170.76118.3
Padres61435929969212882:163:122:49637670.2101311
Pirates61699232572243892:453:303:03708578.571710.8
Rangers32311035007289402:443:122:54829087121916
Rays32087322864216283:183:503:311
Reds32318425188239083:143:383:286776723106.3
Royals32280330878255272:343:232:59788179.7112016.7
Tigers52510935166311152:535:193:33528471.6122116.2
Twins61714027852226892:293:213:01498256.281411.5

Away games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Angels33654239501377692:533:373:15628872.36129.3
Astros31644824699197342:523:002:56
Athletics31395515431145012:393:253:06595959111
Blue Jays53191645416379882:313:293:046487775117.6
Braves22976634431320993:073:153:11
Brewers51435941671253932:413:323:06466760.4101812.4
Diamondbacks32218729969264512:163:122:48767676101311
Dodgers34136641588414502:373:092:51566459132017
Giants34454845072448102:533:423:167079735118
Indians33347636446348732:353:062:54
Marlins44171752850460622:463:273:06698779354.51
Mets31598819842177672:523:303:08778278.751810.71
Nationals61699227728211742:503:323:15738782.351710.3
Orioles32510932455290952:535:193:49838483.3162118.7
Phillies62311035007282722:443:122:52709080.271912.2
Rangers23312235166341442:583:233:10525654121312.5
Rays31461322104183183:123:333:21648375.361810
Red Sox61201644365272583:094:203:25678577.782213.2
Reds33602340653384643:033:073:05778782.3142419.3
Rockies61714025188222942:523:383:13508266.83128.3
Royals32355327852257032:293:213:03495450.7111412.7
White Sox71775736782313542:464:013:08617165.6285.11
Yankees62087330878235772:343:503:15788179.7112016.72