Below the Box Score, Week of 5/28/17: A Record Setting Week!


Nine more ejections this week. With all but one involving the away team, including multiple ejections for the Pirates, Athletics and Royals, it was a busy week in the away clubhouse.

In other news, A NEW LOW ATTENDANCE RECORD FOR THE SEASON. The Rays managed only 9,014 to their Tuesday game against the Angels. That was 3,000 fewer fans than they had drawn on Monday night, their high on the week. They were joined in the sub-20k group by the Athletics, Orioles, Phillies, White Sox, Diamondbacks, Marlins, Nationals, and defending AL Champion Indians. Of those, only the Rays, Athletics, Diamondbacks, Marlins and Orioles averaged below 20,000 on the full week.

Meanwhile in the time of game area, we also have a NEW FASTEST GAME OF THE SEASON, as the Giants and Cubs played 2:05 of baseball on Tuesday, a full 18 minutes shorter than the second quickest game of the week. On the other end of the scale, we also had a NEW LONGEST GAME OF THE SEASON as the Twins and Rays played a 15 inning 6 hour and 26 minute game.  Woof. Twelve teams averaged sub 3:00 with the overall average hovering around 3:05, a shorter trend over the past few weeks.

Weather was again unremarkable, except for the Diamondbacks playing the HOTTEST GAME OF THE SEASON not once but twice, with two 103 degree dome-open games on Monday and Tuesday.

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 Angels), Tuesday, May 23rd. 9,014

Highest-(Lowest attendance) last week: Giants (vs Braves), Friday, May 26th. 41,326

Highest attendance last week: Rockies (vs Cardinals), Sunday, May 28th. 48,372

Lowest-(Highest attendance) last week: Rays (vs Angels), Monday, May 22nd. 12,249

 

Game time:

Longest game last week: Twins (vs Rays), Sunday, May 28th. 6:26 (8-6 Rays)

Shortest game last week: Cubs (vs Giants), Tuesday, May 23rd. 2:05 (4-1 Cubs)

Longest average game for the week: Twins, 3:39 average over 6 games.

Quickest average game for the week: Giants, 2:38 average over 6 games.

 

Weather:

Warmest game last week: TIE Diamondbacks (vs White Sox), 103 degrees, Monday May 22 and Tuesday, May 23rd.

Coldest game last week: Red Sox (vs Rangers), 52 degrees, Thursday, May 25th.

Warmest average for the week: Diamondbacks, 86.3 degrees over 4 games.

Coldest average for the week: Blue Jays, 57.0 degrees over 1 games.

Windiest game last week: Cubs vs Giants, 18 mph, Wednesday, May 24th.

Windiest week: Blue Jays, 14.0 MPH over 1 games.

 

Ejections:

Total ejections last week: 9 (53 on full season)

Ejections by league: AL 5, NL 4. (Season total: AL 32, NL 21)

 

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
Angels7901420444141222:523:373:10
Astros52214634720272942:313:302:57858585141414
Athletics41283545232295062:383:463:11627266.8514102
Blue Jays52660746825382232:513:303:06575757141414
Braves72189642343337492:294:022:58587563.731411.1
Brewers62539141698307112:453:243:00657469.55971
Cardinals64031248372443532:254:053:04557165.24106.5
Cubs53290548322396132:053:052:43567064.42189.4
Diamondbacks71786541698258742:393:242:586510386.3597.8
Dodgers54065348322445332:414:053:04657167.2476
Giants63290542343382922:053:052:38567060.321812
Indians51942629603250592:393:162:57637568.9195.4
Mariners61888137174311662:233:182:50597264.53147.51
Marlins51283520444181462:383:463:13626362.5101412
Mets52393331658266942:563:333:14577267.34128
Nationals61888137357287432:253:192:47637268.83157
Orioles51288234720249092:233:312:52646765.7242.7
Padres62393337357276732:253:283:025772684159.2
Phillies51710930100211532:443:393:04607366296.6
Pirates62189633713287142:414:023:16597569.33148.43
Rangers53348446825404042:533:303:17526156.771512
Rays7901428951168752:526:263:39647870.371710.7
Red Sox53348437174354982:233:233:06527260.671510.6
Reds41942630100256642:393:162:57637570.5195.8
Rockies71710948372303512:253:393:01557163.82106.9
Royals52313635931316572:402:572:46606763.82117.42
Tigers71784227578236862:443:423:07578570.27149.6
Twins61288232267226462:236:263:396478682176.7
White Sox71784227578214092:393:423:015710384.87108.5
Yankees53461045232381992:403:142:546072662117.4

Home games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Astros52214634720272942:313:302:57858585141414
Athletics21283519738162872:383:463:12626362.5101412
Blue Jays34075446825445892:533:303:13575757141414
Braves42189633713278052:414:023:175975683149.8
Brewers62539141698307112:453:243:00657469.55971
Cubs33290536204349092:053:052:43567061.321811.7
Diamondbacks31786518333180672:393:022:52103103103898.5
Dodgers54065348322445332:414:053:04657167.2476
Giants34132642343416752:292:402:33586159.3111312.3
Indians31942629603240552:483:072:57636764.7798.3
Marlins31834620444193853:033:283:14
Mets32393324337241342:563:283:135768644129
Nationals61888137357287432:253:192:47637268.83157
Orioles31288232267194812:233:312:58646765.7242.7
Phillies51710930100211532:443:393:04607366296.6
Pirates22940831658305332:573:333:15697270.54107
Rays4901412249101742:523:373:07
Red Sox53348437174354982:233:233:06527260.671510.6
Reds22633426794265642:393:162:57717573142.5
Rockies34031248372455972:253:152:50557163.34107.7
Twins32094928951258103:046:264:21647870.371710.7
White Sox41784227578239162:443:423:08577066.57108.5
Yankees53461045232381992:403:142:546072662117.4

Away games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Angels7901420444141222:523:373:10
Athletics24021845232427253:093:143:1170727151182
Blue Jays22660730742286752:513:022:56
Braves34132642343416752:292:402:33586159.3111312.3
Cardinals64031248372443532:254:053:04557165.24106.5
Cubs24501748322466702:412:492:45657067.5777
Diamondbacks42539141698317292:453:243:02657469.5597
Giants33290536204349092:053:052:43567061.321811.7
Indians22633426794265642:393:162:57717573142.5
Mariners61888137174311662:233:182:50597264.53147.51
Marlins21283519738162872:383:463:12626362.5101412
Mets22940831658305332:573:333:15697270.54107
Orioles23138034720330502:312:582:44
Padres62393337357276732:253:283:025772684159.2
Pirates42189633713278052:414:023:175975683149.83
Rangers53348446825404042:533:303:17526156.771512
Rays32094928951258103:046:264:21647870.371710.7
Reds21942630100247632:473:072:57637368999
Rockies41710921251189162:443:393:08606764.3296
Royals52313635931316572:402:572:46606763.82117.42
Tigers71784227578236862:443:423:07578570.27149.6
Twins31288232267194812:233:312:58646765.7242.7
White Sox31786518333180672:393:022:52103103103898.5