Below the Box Score, Week of 6/5: Attendance On The Rise!


Not nearly as much excitement as last week with no new superlatives recorded for the season in the past week. But we did have a relatively good week for attendance, as the Indians had the lowest attendance of the week but it was all the way over 14,000, which was the highest “lowest attendance of the week” so far this season.

But the story of the week was clearly the ejections, with the Bryce Harper-Hunter Strickland fight contributing to the NL’s 6-1 stomping of the AL in ejections this week. This narrows the AL lead to only six ejections, 33-27.

In other news, nine teams drew over 40,000 last week, compared to only six drawing fewer than 20,000 for a game, so it was a good week for the coffers. Only the Pirates, Marlins, and Indians averaged below the 20k mark, while the Giants, Cardinals, Cubs, and Blue Jays averaged above 40k on the week.

On the time of game front, the Diamondbacks and Pirates played a 2:10 quickie, but only seven teams averaged sub-three hours last week, one of the lowest numbers of the season. Game average stuck around 3:05 this week, where it has been (more or less) throughout the season. The Brewers and Mets squared off for 4:24, the longest game of the week.

Temperatures had some interesting minutia to them, as the Reds had the highest average temps of the week, even higher than the Rangers, who played in the hottest game of the week. But tied with the Rangers for the hottest game of the week was none other than the Chicago Cubs, not known for being the most sweltering place to play.

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: Indians (vs Athletics), Tuesday, May 30th. 14,184

Highest-(Lowest attendance) last week: Giants (vs Nationals), Tuesday, May 30th. 41,266

Highest attendance last week: Blue Jays (vs Yankees), Saturday, June 3rd. 47,226

Lowest-(Highest attendance) last week: Indians (vs Athletics), Monday, May 29th. 20,792

 

Game time:

Longest game last week: Mets (vs Brewers), Tuesday, May 30th. 4:24 (5-4 Mets)

Shortest game last week: Pirates (vs Diamondbacks), Tuesday, May 30th. 2:10 (3-0 Diamondbacks)

Longest average game for the week: Brewers, 3:32 average over 7 games.

Quickest average game for the week: Cubs, 2:43 average over 5 games.

 

Weather:

Warmest game last week: TIE Cubs (vs Cardinals), 90 degrees, Sunday, June 4th and Rangers (vs Rays), 90 degrees, Wednesday, May 31st.

Coldest game last week: Blue Jays (vs Yankees), 56 degrees, Saturday, June 3rd.

Warmest average for the week: Reds, 85.7 degrees over 3 games.

Coldest average for the week: Blue Jays, 62.7 degrees over 3 games.

Windiest game last week: Blue Jays vs Yankees, 20 mph, LR, Thursday, June 1st.

Windiest week: Nationals, 13.8 MPH over 6 games.

 

Ejections:

Total ejections last week: 7 (60 on full season)

Ejections by league: AL 1, NL 6. (Season total: AL 33, NL 27)

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
Angels73032840236366312:473:193:04657670.35108.3
Astros62261644168326302:583:463:23578368.22158.2
Athletics71418423921196472:303:333:02657768.881612.6
Blue Jays72984447226403772:273:132:57566862.782012.3
Braves62622737891306712:474:203:12658776.35107.31
Brewers72445735123308222:504:243:32588673.13159
Cardinals63846646241412842:193:552:55748580495.5
Cubs52399541414361712:252:592:43638571.6486.2
Diamondbacks51499621548180612:103:322:51788079999
Dodgers73014046241371872:194:073:217586803157.72
Giants52249141969344322:453:323:08597869.281712.91
Indians71418433408228022:193:142:496687792147.8
Mariners71675040298279072:413:283:05597467.4185.9
Marlins61519721548178062:313:323:00
Mets72445735323319052:504:243:15587569.36159.31
Nationals62081341969317682:453:333:13596662.8101713.81
Orioles71612640242285692:383:223:05638674.72137.1
Padres42099641414299092:252:592:47636664.3787.3
Phillies51519725063192052:373:283:0478787881511.5
Pirates51499635323268682:103:182:54708075.961510
Rangers62294244168343952:583:483:287090822125.5
Rays62294235914277962:413:483:16599076.31126.3
Red Sox71907535470269582:383:533:1074867771812.3
Reds62622744058311112:534:203:16858785.7575.7
Rockies51675040298265682:463:283:08627467.8586.9
Royals62186433408271202:193:403:02728782.22125.5
Tigers62186433188277752:454:073:21708376.93126.81
Twins72261640236321553:013:443:21577666.651510.8
White Sox61907533188266822:594:073:25707974.731811.5
Yankees71612647226364772:273:193:03567865.82208.5

Home games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Angels73032840236366312:473:193:04657670.35108.3
Athletics32081323921220003:123:333:20656665.3101613.3
Blue Jays72984447226403772:273:132:57566862.782012.3
Brewers33014034354316083:124:073:45758679.331510
Cardinals43846646241413722:193:553:02788380.5496
Cubs24105141164411082:352:472:41748579.5465
Giants34126641969415352:453:323:06596160.3121714.31
Indians41418420792178822:302:582:48667772.381411.8
Mariners51675028579243592:413:283:00597065.2185.8
Marlins61519721548178062:313:323:00
Mets72445735323319052:504:243:15587569.36159.31
Orioles71612640242285692:383:223:05638674.72137.1
Padres42099641414299092:252:592:47636664.3787.3
Phillies22249125063237772:553:283:1178787881511.5
Pirates21499616939159682:103:022:36788079999
Rangers62294244168343952:583:483:287090822125.5
Reds32622727300266713:034:203:35858785.7575.7
Rockies23325840298367783:113:253:18657469.5576
Royals62186433408271202:193:403:02728782.22125.5
Tigers32861933188306723:014:073:277079753126.31
Twins32261625593242273:013:443:26576660.3121513.7
White Sox31907527148226922:593:533:22747574.3141816.7

Away games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Astros62261644168326302:583:463:23578368.22158.2
Athletics41418420792178822:302:582:48667772.381411.8
Braves62622737891306712:474:203:12658776.35107.31
Brewers42445735123302322:504:243:23587566.87108
Cardinals24105141164411082:352:472:41748579.5465
Cubs32399541414328802:252:592:45636463.7787.3
Diamondbacks51499621548180612:103:322:51788079999
Dodgers73014046241371872:194:073:217586803157.72
Giants22249125063237772:553:283:1178787881511.5
Indians32649733408293632:193:142:50848785.7263.7
Mariners23325840298367783:113:253:18657469.5576
Nationals62081341969317682:453:333:13596662.8101713.81
Phillies31519717032161572:373:163:00
Pirates33304735323341352:543:183:06707472.761511
Rays62294235914277962:413:483:16599076.31126.3
Red Sox71907535470269582:383:533:1074867771812.3
Reds32984444058355502:533:062:57
Rockies31675021536197612:463:283:02627066787.7
Tigers32186428419248772:453:403:14728378.74127.3
Twins43342640236381013:133:193:16697672.85107.8
White Sox32861933188306723:014:073:277079753126.3
Yankees71612647226364772:273:193:03567865.82208.5