Below The Box Score: Ejections-a-plenty! Week of 4/25

The story of this week has to be the ejections. After last week had no ejections, the umps warmed up their tossin’ arms and 6 were ejected this week.  The Padres had two of their own rung up this week, which is the weekly high for a team (unsurprisingly).  The Padres helped even the score between the AL and NL at 5 total ejections on the year.

 

Meanwhile, some interesting time of game stats. The Twins took on the Nationals on Sunday night for a mere five hours and twenty five minutes to play 16 innings, the longest game of the year so far. The box score itself is fascinating, in particular the Nationals part. Harper with the pinch hit HR in the 9th, Joe Ross, a pitcher, pinch hitting for Papelbon and getting a hit, only to be replaced at the top of the next inning by another pitcher.

 

Even with a 5:25 long game, the Twins did not lead the league in average game time in the last seven days. This is attributable to the fact that the Twins played both the longest and the shortest games of the week. The shortest was a 6 inning stint against the Brewers which still managed to go 2:21.

 

The title for longest average game of the week goes to the Red Sox, who played games with the following lengths of time: 3:02, 3:12, 3:25, 3:28, 3:28 again, 4:16, 5:03. To put that in context against the Boston Marathon, which took place at the same time as Monday’s game (a respectable 3:12):

  • The winner of the race was almost exactly an hour faster than the baseball game that day. (2:12:45)
  • The shortest game would have placed around 1450th in the marathon
  • The 3:25 game would have placed around 6400th.
  • The 4:16 game would have placed around 19,900th.
  • The 5:03 game would have placed around 24,500th.

 

So I guess it’s clear: Boston is the US capital of marathons across all fields.

 

On the attendance front, the Indians have had some difficulties attracting fans this week. All three games were attended by fewer than 12,000 fans (meaning they were outdrawn by fellow Cleveland residents, the Cavs, this week1. On top of that, two of the games drew fewer than 10,000, the only two games thus far this season to do so.

 

The weather seemed mostly pleasant, with temps only dropping as low as 55, and topping out at 95 in Arizona before they decided to close the roof for the remainder of the series (and summer). The winds stayed relatively consistent, except for the Marlins, who battled an average wind of 17.3 MPH this week.

 

For the remained, we have your miscellany. Below that, we have three tables of raw data for your reading enjoyment.  The first is for total games played,  then home, then away games.

Attendance:

Lowest attendance last week: Cleveland (vs Seattle), Tuesday, April 19th. 9,393. New season low!

Highest-Lowest attendance last week: St. Louis (vs Chicago Cubs), Tuesday, April 19th. 43,093

Highest attendance last week: Toronto (vs Oakland), Saturday, April 23th. 46,334.

Lowest-Highest attendance last week: Cleveland (vs Seattle), Thursday, April 21st. 11,525.

Game time:

Longest game last week: Washington vs Minnesota, Sunday, April 24th. 5:25 (6-5 WAS, 16 innings)New season longest!

Shortest game last week: Minnesota vs Milwaukee, Monday, April 18th. 2:21 (7-4 MIN/6 innings)

Quickest average game for the week: Miami, 2:50 average over 7 games.

Longest average game for the week: Boston, 3:43 average over 7 games.

Weather:

Warmest game last week: Arizona vs Pittsburgh, 95 degrees, Friday, April 22nd.

Coldest game last week: Chicago White Sox vs Texas, 55 degrees, Saturday, April 23rd.

Warmest average for the week: Pittsburgh, 81 degrees over 6 games.

Coldest average for the week: Cleveland, 55.5 degrees over 6 games.

Windiest game last week: Kansas City vs Baltimore, 21 MPH, Sunday, April 24th.

Windiest week: Miami, 17.3 MPH over 7 games.

Ejections:

Total ejections last week: 6 New weekly high! (10 total this season)

Ejections by league: AL 2, NL 4.  (Season: AL 5, NL 5)

Raw data:

All games

Team
Count of Games
Min Attendance
Max Attendance
Avg Attendance
Min Time of Game
Max Time of Game
Avg Time of Game
Min Temp
Max Temp
Avg Temp
Min Wind
Max Wind
Avg Wind
Ejections
Angels
7
11418
41058
24367
02:43
03:23
02:54
50
75
68.3
5
14
10.2
Astros
6
24181
40232
29202
02:42
05:03
03:31
71
85
77.7
5
9
6.5
Athletics
6
31952
46334
38342
02:38
03:30
03:04
61
68
65.3
9
15
11.7
Blue Jays
7
15404
46334
30555
02:38
03:22
03:01
65
69
67
5
11
7.5
Braves
6
14160
35230
22861
02:56
03:54
03:16
70
80
74.2
2
9
6
Brewers
7
17597
34813
25179
02:21
04:00
03:03
55
67
61
11
14
12.5
Cardinals
6
30074
45432
38587
02:32
03:35
02:57
64
75
69.3
5
15
11.2
Cubs
7
16497
45432
36098
02:32
03:20
02:59
58
75
66.6
5
15
9.6
Diamondbacks
7
27573
41497
36220
02:54
05:25
03:38
64
95
80.4
6
12
9.8
1
Dodgers
6
14160
42179
27329
02:57
04:02
03:29
63
80
72.7
2
13
6.8
Giants
7
41052
41886
41479
02:46
04:35
03:16
58
67
63.6
6
20
12.9
Indians
6
9393
31947
19834
02:41
03:56
03:04
51
64
55.5
3
13
7.5
Mariners
6
9393
41058
25063
02:43
03:56
03:05
52
74
64
3
13
9.3
Marlins
7
16112
41886
27450
02:33
03:14
02:50
58
64
60.7
14
20
17.3
1
Mets
6
20057
35230
25425
02:51
04:03
03:12
66
77
71.2
4
15
7.7
Nationals
7
16112
35974
23721
02:33
05:56
03:13
63
68
65
4
9
6.7
Orioles
6
15404
39900
25671
02:31
03:22
02:56
65
79
70.8
5
21
10.5
1
Padres
6
19449
37395
26612
02:35
04:01
03:15
64
78
71.8
9
13
11.3
2
Phillies
6
20057
34813
25074
02:48
04:03
03:15
66
77
70
4
15
7.7
Pirates
6
19449
32935
24809
02:58
05:25
03:38
74
95
81
9
13
10.3
Rangers
6
15486
26058
22936
02:41
03:57
03:07
45
75
65
5
17
9.5
Rays
6
31689
40981
35874
02:50
04:16
03:15
47
74
58.7
6
13
10.7
Red Sox
7
26672
40232
34028
03:02
05:03
03:43
47
85
68.8
6
13
8
Reds
7
12777
41660
22759
02:41
03:19
02:59
58
80
68.9
7
13
8.9
Rockies
6
12777
42179
25715
02:41
04:02
03:10
63
80
73
3
13
8.8
Royals
6
26889
39900
31796
02:31
03:08
02:54
66
79
70.7
5
21
12
Tigers
6
25086
31947
29130
02:41
03:20
02:58
51
68
60.7
3
15
7.8
1
Twins
7
17597
35974
26989
02:21
05:56
03:14
55
68
63
4
14
9.6
White Sox
7
11418
26058
16104
02:41
03:57
03:00
45
75
61.6
8
17
11.6
Yankees
6
31843
40981
36117
02:50
03:30
03:05
60
74
65.3
6
15
11.2

Home games

Team
Count of Games
Min Attendance
Max Attendance
Avg Attendance
Min Time of Game
Max Time of Game
Avg Time of Game
Min Temp
Max Temp
Avg Temp
Min Wind
Max Wind
Avg Wind
Ejections
Angels
3
37754
41058
39856
02:43
03:23
02:57
67
74
71.3
5
11
9
Astros
3
26672
40232
33107
03:28
05:03
03:59
79
85
82
6
6
6
Blue Jays
3
34251
46334
42295
02:38
03:21
02:54
Braves
6
14160
35230
22861
02:56
03:54
03:16
70
80
74.2
2
9
6
Brewers
5
21087
34813
27515
02:48
04:00
03:15
Cardinals
3
43093
45432
44122
02:32
03:20
02:50
69
75
71.3
5
15
10
Diamondbacks
3
27573
32935
29446
02:58
05:25
03:51
95
95
95
10
10
10
1
Giants
7
41052
41886
41479
02:46
04:35
03:16
58
67
63.6
6
20
12.9
Indians
3
9393
11525
10269
02:48
03:56
03:13
52
64
56.7
3
13
9.7
Marlins
4
16112
17395
16749
02:33
02:43
02:38
Nationals
3
27684
35974
33018
02:39
05:56
03:48
63
68
65
4
9
6.7
Orioles
3
15404
17644
16610
02:50
03:22
03:07
65
69
67.3
5
11
7.3
1
Padres
6
19449
37395
26612
02:35
04:01
03:15
64
78
71.8
9
13
11.3
2
Phillies
3
20057
22417
21353
02:51
04:03
03:19
66
77
70
4
15
7.7
Rangers
3
24181
25886
25296
02:42
03:22
03:04
71
75
73.3
5
9
7
Red Sox
4
31689
37954
34718
03:02
04:16
03:28
47
66
55.5
7
13
10
Reds
7
12777
41660
22759
02:41
03:19
02:59
58
80
68.9
7
13
8.9
Rockies
3
35962
42179
38431
03:09
04:02
03:32
63
73
69.3
3
13
9.3
Royals
6
26889
39900
31796
02:31
03:08
02:54
66
79
70.7
5
21
12
Tigers
3
25086
31947
29399
02:41
03:20
02:55
51
57
54.3
3
7
5.3
Twins
2
17597
21078
19338
02:21
03:23
02:52
55
67
61
11
14
12.5
White Sox
7
11418
26058
16104
02:41
03:57
03:00
45
75
61.6
8
17
11.6
Yankees
6
31843
40981
36117
02:50
03:30
03:05
60
74
65.3
6
15
11.2

Away games

Team
Count of Games
Min Attendance
Max Attendance
Avg Attendance
Min Time of Game
Max Time of Game
Avg Time of Game
Min Temp
Max Temp
Avg Temp
Min Wind
Max Wind
Avg Wind
Ejections
Angels
4
11418
14706
12751
02:46
02:59
02:52
50
75
65.3
8
14
11.3
Astros
3
24181
25886
25296
02:42
03:22
03:04
71
75
73.3
5
9
7
Athletics
6
31952
46334
38342
02:38
03:30
03:04
61
68
65.3
9
15
11.7
Blue Jays
4
15404
37168
21750
02:50
03:22
03:08
65
69
67
5
11
7.5
Brewers
2
17597
21078
19338
02:21
03:23
02:52
55
67
61
11
14
12.5
Cardinals
3
30074
37395
33052
02:35
03:35
03:05
64
70
67.3
12
13
12.3
Cubs
7
16497
45432
36098
02:32
03:20
02:59
58
75
66.6
5
15
9.6
Diamondbacks
4
41052
41497
41300
02:54
04:35
03:26
64
67
65.8
6
12
9.5
Dodgers
6
14160
42179
27329
02:57
04:02
03:29
63
80
72.7
2
13
6.8
Indians
3
25086
31947
29399
02:41
03:20
02:55
51
57
54.3
3
7
5.3
Mariners
6
9393
41058
25063
02:43
03:56
03:05
52
74
64
3
13
9.3
Marlins
3
41509
41886
41718
02:46
03:14
03:03
58
64
60.7
14
20
17.3
1
Mets
6
20057
35230
25425
02:51
04:03
03:12
66
77
71.2
4
15
7.7
Nationals
4
16112
17395
16749
02:33
02:43
02:38
Orioles
3
29546
39900
34731
02:31
03:04
02:45
66
79
74.3
6
21
13.7
Phillies
3
23439
34813
28794
02:48
04:00
03:12
Pirates
6
19449
32935
24809
02:58
05:25
03:38
74
95
81
9
13
10.3
Rangers
3
15486
26058
20575
02:41
03:57
03:10
45
70
56.7
9
17
12
Rays
6
31689
40981
35874
02:50
04:16
03:15
47
74
58.7
6
13
10.7
Red Sox
3
26672
40232
33107
03:28
05:03
03:59
79
85
82
6
6
6
Rockies
3
12777
13240
12999
02:41
02:55
02:49
72
80
76.7
7
10
8.3
Tigers
3
26889
30763
28860
02:52
03:08
03:02
66
68
67
5
15
10.3
1
Twins
5
21087
35974
30050
02:39
05:56
03:37
63
68
65
4
9
6.7
  1. See, Seattle? I don’t just pick on you guys!