Below the Box Score: Fast Baseball – A new low! Week of 5/2

The story this week is FAST BASEBALL, with lots of new records being set this week in regards to pace of play.

 

First off, the Dodgers and Padres played on Sunday and completed the entire ordeal in a mere 127 minutes, becoming the quickest game of the year so far. This was a 1-0 affair for the Dodgers, on the back of Clayton Kershaw. Kershaw gave up only three hits over nine innings, and contributed at the plate with one hit and an RBI, the game’s only run.  Six total hits and two walks meant that not much action took place on the basepaths. In fact, not much took place at the plate, Kershaw’s CG went only 101 pitches.

 

In other pace of play news, the Rays this week managed to conclude every game before the three hour mark, the first team to do this over the course of a week. With the shortest game clocking in at 2:37 and the longest 2:52, the Rays were consistent in getting folks home in time for the late local news. They even managed to go 3-3 on the week, despite not scoring more than four runs in a single game. On the other side of things, the Brewers made sure there was plenty of baseball to be played, as they didn’t play a game shorter than three hours last week.

 

After setting a new season high last week in ejections, we’re back this week with EVEN MORE.  Seven were ejected this week, including two instances of multiple ejections on one call (player and then the manager).  Both the Marlins and the Rockies had double-ejections, which gives the Marlins the season high for ejections, with three.

 

For the remainder, your miscellany as always. And even lower down the page, we have three tables of raw data for your reading enjoyment.  The first is for total games played,  then home games, then away games.

 

Attendance:

Lowest attendance last week: Tampa (vs Baltimore), Tuesday, April 26th. 10,988.

Highest-Lowest attendance last week: St. Louis (vs Washington), Saturday, April 30th. 42,723

Highest attendance last week: Los Angeles Dodgers (vs San Diego), Friday, April 29th. 49,686.

Lowest-Highest attendance last week: Colorado (vs Pittsburgh), Wednesday, April 27th. 21,354.

 

Game time:

Longest game last week: Colorado vs Pittsburgh, Wednesday, April 27th. 4:58 (9-8 PIT, 12 innings)

Shortest game last week:  Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Diego, Sunday, May 1st. 2:07 (1-0 LAD) New season shortest!

Quickest average game for the week: Tampa, 2:42 average over 6 games.

Longest average game for the week: Colorado, 3:32 average over 6 games.

 

Weather:

Warmest game last week: Texas vs New York Yankees, 82 degrees, Monday, April 25th.

Coldest game last week: Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee, 40 degrees, Tuesday, April 26th.

Warmest average for the week: Texas, 76.5 degrees over 6 games.

Coldest average for the week: Milwaukee, 42.5 degrees over 5 games.

Windiest game last week: San Francisco vs San Diego, 22 MPH, Monday, April 25th.

Windiest week: San Francisco, 14.8 MPH over 6 games.

 

Ejections:

Total ejections last week: New weekly high! (17 total this season)

Ejections by league: AL 3, NL 4.  (Season: AL 8, NL 9)

 

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
6
29589
41571
35199
02:35
03:33
02:59
60
75
67.9
5
16
8.7
Astros
6
13821
24135
18367
02:27
03:23
02:55
56
71
63
0
17
6.8
Athletics
7
20159
26200
22877
02:27
03:23
02:53
45
71
60.4
3
17
10.8
Blue Jays
6
13679
28759
22111
02:34
03:24
02:50
1
Braves
6
22735
40164
31001
02:38
03:22
02:57
44
79
63.5
8
14
10.5
Brewers
5
23215
35861
29637
03:02
03:45
03:21
40
45
42.5
12
16
14
Cardinals
7
18208
45246
29351
02:25
03:32
02:56
63
76
71.2
6
12
7.9
Cubs
4
32734
40164
35692
02:38
03:45
03:09
40
45
43.3
10
16
13
Diamondbacks
7
18208
32987
22286
02:25
03:32
03:10
74
80
76.2
6
15
9
Dodgers
7
38909
49686
44810
02:07
03:06
02:51
61
70
63.7
6
17
7.7
Giants
6
39077
44666
41257
02:28
03:47
03:13
50
62
56.7
6
22
14.8
Indians
6
17493
23809
19811
02:40
03:32
03:08
44
58
50
1
14
8.3
Mariners
6
13821
43444
27001
02:28
03:23
02:56
56
66
60.8
0
8
3.3
Marlins
7
23215
44954
35509
02:51
03:24
03:04
61
64
62
6
17
9
2
Mets
6
26978
44666
35369
02:54
03:19
03:08
50
64
56
6
16
11.2
Nationals
6
22112
45246
33716
02:46
03:25
02:59
54
81
65
6
12
9.5
Orioles
7
10988
29152
18324
02:30
03:42
02:54
48
57
52.3
1
7
4.8
Padres
6
41266
49686
44789
02:07
03:47
02:58
58
70
62.3
6
22
12.7
Phillies
6
18677
25097
22920
02:40
03:25
03:04
48
81
57.8
1
12
7.2
Pirates
6
20227
34810
25960
02:41
04:58
03:29
43
67
57
2
9
6.2
Rangers
6
26163
41571
33942
02:19
03:33
02:48
71
82
76.5
5
16
10.2
Rays
6
10988
27217
15280
02:34
02:52
02:42
1
Red Sox
7
22735
37901
31590
02:50
03:30
03:02
47
79
64.5
8
17
11.1
Reds
6
26978
34810
30369
02:41
03:42
03:07
52
67
59.2
2
16
8.8
Rockies
6
20227
32987
23951
02:59
04:58
03:32
43
80
65
5
15
9.6
2
Royals
6
31061
43444
36635
02:28
03:14
02:53
60
66
63.3
1
9
6.3
Tigers
7
21671
31109
24524
02:38
03:33
03:03
45
64
55.4
3
15
9.7
Twins
6
17493
31109
21942
02:51
03:33
03:13
44
59
52.8
5
15
11.2
White Sox
7
14568
29152
24179
02:30
03:42
03:02
48
57
52.3
1
7
4.8
1
Yankees
6
26163
37901
33731
02:19
03:30
02:54
47
82
64.8
6
17
12

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
31061
35142
33544
02:51
03:02
02:57
60
66
63
6
9
7.3
Athletics
3
20159
24135
22459
02:27
03:13
02:50
63
71
68
5
17
12.3
Blue Jays
3
23726
28759
25606
02:35
03:24
02:57
1
Braves
2
22735
23487
23111
02:52
02:55
02:53
75
79
77
8
11
9.5
Brewers
3
23215
28193
26530
03:02
03:24
03:15
Cardinals
3
42723
45246
43634
02:46
03:02
02:51
63
69
66.7
7
12
9
Cubs
4
32734
40164
35692
02:38
03:45
03:09
40
45
43.3
10
16
13
Diamondbacks
7
18208
32987
22286
02:25
03:32
03:10
74
80
76.2
6
15
9
Dodgers
7
38909
49686
44810
02:07
03:06
02:51
61
70
63.7
6
17
7.7
Giants
3
41266
41413
41345
02:28
03:47
03:12
58
59
58.7
16
22
19.3
Mariners
6
13821
43444
27001
02:28
03:23
02:56
56
66
60.8
0
8
3.3
Mets
6
26978
44666
35369
02:54
03:19
03:08
50
64
56
6
16
11.2
Nationals
3
22112
25097
23798
02:59
03:25
03:07
54
81
63.3
6
12
10
Orioles
4
14568
29152
23109
02:30
03:42
03:07
48
57
52.3
1
7
4.8
Phillies
3
18677
23809
22041
02:40
03:20
03:01
48
58
52.3
1
8
4.3
Pirates
3
28755
34810
31168
02:41
03:42
03:13
54
67
61
2
8
5.7
Rangers
6
26163
41571
33942
02:19
03:33
02:48
71
82
76.5
5
16
10.2
Rays
6
10988
27217
15280
02:34
02:52
02:42
1
Red Sox
5
32232
37901
34981
02:50
03:30
03:12
47
62
52
9
17
12.6
Rockies
3
20227
21354
20752
02:59
04:58
03:45
43
64
53
5
9
6.7
2
Tigers
4
21671
26200
23191
02:38
03:23
02:56
45
64
52.8
3
12
9.3
Twins
6
17493
31109
21942
02:51
03:33
03:13
44
59
52.8
5
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
3
29589
41571
36854
02:35
03:33
03:01
71
75
72.7
5
16
10
Astros
6
13821
24135
18367
02:27
03:23
02:55
56
71
63
0
17
6.8
Athletics
4
21671
26200
23191
02:38
03:23
02:56
45
64
52.8
3
12
9.3
Blue Jays
3
13679
27217
18615
02:34
02:52
02:43
Braves
4
32232
40164
34946
02:38
03:22
03:01
44
62
50
9
14
11.5
Brewers
2
32734
35861
34298
03:09
03:45
03:27
40
45
42.5
12
16
14
Cardinals
4
18208
19074
18639
02:25
03:32
03:02
75
76
75.7
6
8
6.7
Giants
3
39077
44666
41169
03:09
03:19
03:15
50
62
54.7
6
14
10.3
Indians
6
17493
23809
19811
02:40
03:32
03:08
44
58
50
1
14
8.3
Marlins
7
23215
44954
35509
02:51
03:24
03:04
61
64
62
6
17
9
2
Nationals
3
42723
45246
43634
02:46
03:02
02:51
63
69
66.7
7
12
9
Orioles
3
10988
12996
11945
02:37
02:44
02:41
Padres
6
41266
49686
44789
02:07
03:47
02:58
58
70
62.3
6
22
12.7
Phillies
3
22112
25097
23798
02:59
03:25
03:07
54
81
63.3
6
12
10
Pirates
3
20227
21354
20752
02:59
04:58
03:45
43
64
53
5
9
6.7
Red Sox
2
22735
23487
23111
02:52
02:55
02:53
75
79
77
8
11
9.5
Reds
6
26978
34810
30369
02:41
03:42
03:07
52
67
59.2
2
16
8.8
Rockies
3
23004
32987
27150
03:16
03:23
03:20
74
80
77
10
15
12.5
Royals
6
31061
43444
36635
02:28
03:14
02:53
60
66
63.3
1
9
6.3
Tigers
3
23049
31109
26302
02:51
03:33
03:11
57
59
58
5
15
10
White Sox
7
14568
29152
24179
02:30
03:42
03:02
48
57
52.3
1
7
4.8
1
Yankees
6
26163
37901
33731
02:19
03:30
02:54
47
82
64.8
6
17
12