Below the Box Score, Week of 7/24: We Dog Days Of Summer Now!


Triple digits in Kansas City this week was the highlight, the first 100 degree game outside of Phoenix this season. Especially impressive considering the game’s 7 PM start time.  Neither starting pitcher made it past the fifth, with the game eventually going ten and the sweaty Royals fans going home sweaty but happy after 4:10 of baseball.

 

The A’s joined the Rays as the only teams with a sub-10,000 attended game this year as they had 9,736 show up to their game against the, you guessed it, Tampa Bay Rays on Monday.  It turns out that a small fan base multiplied by another small fan base equals low attendance. The A’s were joined by the Orioles, Reds, Rays, Marlins, Phillies, and Pirates in the sub-20,000 attended game list this week, with the A’s, Marlins, and Phillies all averaging below the mark on the full week.  On the top end, the Rockies, Dodgers, Mariners, Angels, Cubs, Braves, and Giants all had a single game attended by more than 40,000 fans on the week with only the Mariners not averaging above the 40,000 mark.  A great week for attendance!

 

Average time of game once again remained stuck at 3:10, where it has sat almost all season.  The Angels not only played the shortest game of the week last week at 2:13 (against the Red Sox of all teams!) but also managed to not play a single game longer than three hours on the full week. On the opposite side of the coin, the Rockies shortest game of the week was 3:07.

On the ejection front, only six to speak of this week as the AL widened their lead by two, bringing them up seven on the senior circuit this season.

And now, as always, your miscellany.  And of course we have included the raw data at the bottom of the page. Enjoy!

 

Attendance:

Lowest attendance last week: Athletics (vs Rays), Monday, July 17th. 9,736

Highest-(Lowest attendance) last week: Dodgers (vs Braves), Sunday, July 23rd. 44,701

Highest attendance last week: Rockies (vs Pirates), Saturday, July 22nd. 48,235

Lowest-(Highest attendance) last week: Athletics (vs Rays), Wednesday, July 19th. 17,019

 

Game time:

Longest game last week: Red Sox (vs Blue Jays), Tuesday, July 18th. 4:59 (5-4 Red Sox)

Shortest game last week: Angels (vs Red Sox), Sunday, July 23rd. 2:13 (3-2 Angels)

Longest average game for the week: Tigers, 3:29 average over 7 games.

Quickest average game for the week: Angels, 2:39 average over 3 games.

 

Weather:

Warmest game last week: Royals (vs White Sox), 100 degrees, Friday, July 21st.

Coldest game last week: Giants (vs Indians), 61 degrees, Tuesday, July 18th.

Warmest average for the week: Royals, 93.7 degrees over 7 games.

Coldest average for the week: Giants, 65.4 degrees over 7 games.

Windiest game last week: Rockies vs Pirates, 23 mph, Friday, July 21st.

Windiest week: Giants, 13.6 MPH over 7 games.

 

Ejections:

Total ejections last week: 6 (103 on full season)

Ejections by league: AL 4, NL 2. (Season total: AL 55, NL 48)

 

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
Angels34047143345416272:132:572:39798581.78108.7
Astros52470135191290622:513:493:14789084375
Athletics5973629037195982:413:142:56639375.881411
Blue Jays73070137360352342:474:593:23809084.47129.6
Braves74005447497438242:493:173:02778581.3275.2
Brewers71755033493214832:583:243:10809388.13117.72
Cardinals52996441969347562:343:202:54819286.221510.8
Cubs44005441969412052:343:172:598085822107
Diamondbacks61657339176276722:473:593:18849188.7475.3
Dodgers52490747497417652:493:072:58778380.85129.2
Giants63915141372405732:334:463:14616964.5131614.5
Indians63070141067365522:333:233:01618573.271511.2
Mariners72470146197344222:503:493:12698475586.51
Marlins51714624099203602:413:413:05739184.74149.7
Mets62696939640313032:413:202:58769386.521510.7
Nationals61757443345352902:473:393:06798381386.3
Orioles61492232524203342:503:283:08789486.5073.8
Padres53756141372402692:484:463:26629074.651611.6
Phillies51714618258177682:413:413:118093887118.3
Pirates71850648235323442:583:363:14769184.73239.7
Rangers71492224461179542:503:543:11809487.8063.3
Rays6973624461173282:483:543:07637067914122
Red Sox53614440471375122:134:593:20839085.5101210.41
Reds71657324099200462:473:593:08739186.13146.9
Rockies53756148235414413:073:363:19769084.252310
Royals72290834088279012:544:103:248510093.74116.7
Tigers72236933700275472:544:193:29749888.44139.3
Twins62236933700297502:584:193:26749182.271411.7
White Sox42318434088279572:584:103:2382100886129.2
Yankees72756646197354302:503:283:10699178.35148.4

Home games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Angels34047143345416272:132:572:39798581.78108.7
Astros32470135191290012:513:493:14
Athletics3973617019139952:483:082:5563706791412
Braves34005441541409503:013:173:07808583264
Cubs14196941969419692:342:342:34818181101010
Diamondbacks33272039176365852:563:393:19
Dodgers44470147497459792:493:072:58778379.5576.3
Giants63915141372405732:334:463:14616964.5131614.5
Indians33070134569331852:533:233:05808582.3798
Mariners43407346197384872:503:283:11698475586.51
Marlins21714618176176612:413:413:11
Mets62696939640313032:413:202:58769386.521510.7
Orioles61492232524203342:503:283:08789486.5073.8
Phillies31755018258178403:023:243:118093887118.3
Pirates41850633493242162:583:233:09869188.33107.3
Rays31695424461206612:563:543:20
Red Sox43614437360367722:474:593:37839086101210.8
Reds71657324099200462:473:593:08739186.13146.9
Rockies53756148235414413:073:363:19769084.252310
Royals72290834088279012:544:103:248510093.74116.7
Twins62236933700297502:584:193:26749182.271411.7
White Sox12490724907249072:582:582:58828282121212

Away games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Astros22578432524291543:023:283:15789084375
Athletics22696929037280032:413:142:57769384.581210
Blue Jays73070137360352342:474:593:23809084.47129.6
Braves44470147497459792:493:072:58778379.5576.3
Brewers71755033493214832:583:243:10809388.13117.72
Cardinals52996441969347562:343:202:54819286.221510.8
Cubs34005441541409503:013:173:07808583264
Diamondbacks31657319989187582:473:593:17849188.7475.3
Dodgers12490724907249072:582:582:58828282121212
Indians33915141067399192:333:162:57616864131514.3
Mariners32470135191290012:513:493:14
Marlins32052624099221592:573:123:02739184.74149.7
Nationals61757443345352902:473:393:06798381386.3
Padres53756141372402692:484:463:26629074.651611.6
Phillies21714618176176612:413:413:11
Pirates34011848235431823:073:363:2076858152312
Rangers71492224461179542:503:543:11809487.8063.3
Rays3973617019139952:483:082:55637067914122
Red Sox14047140471404712:132:132:138585851010101
Tigers72236933700275472:544:193:29749888.44139.3
White Sox32318434088289733:074:103:328510094676.3
Yankees72756646197354302:503:283:10699178.35148.4

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