Below The Box Score: Twelve Ejections & Cleveland Sets Record Low Attendance – Week of 5/9

The interesting stat of the week? 12 ejections, ten of which were in the American League, giving the league a commanding lead in season ejections, 18-11.

 

Secondarily, the story remains Cleveland’s terrible attendance. At this point, there have been three games this entire MLB season with fewer than 10,000 fans and all three took place at Progressive Field. This week, Cleveland set the season low with a Wednesday night game against division foe Detroit that only managed to draw 8,766 fans.  To Indians’ fans credit, there was Game 2 of the NBA Conference Semifinals taking place in Cleveland that night, so this is seemingly explained by that. Impressively, the Cavs did draw 20,562 that evening, 135% more than the Indians. The baseball game started at 6:10 PM and went only 2:19, while the basketball game started at 8 PM, which means that those at the baseball game would’ve only managed to miss the first quarter or so.

 

In pace of play news, every team played a game shorter than 3 hours this week, and every team played a game longer than 3 hours. There was nothing particularly interesting on the short side of things, with the aforementioned 2:19 game being the quickest game of the week. On the long side, only two games went longer than 4 hours, the longest being a 4:54 13-inning affair between the Cubs and the Nationals.

 

On the weather front, more nice weather. All games were between 45-85 degrees with average temps between 54.5-78.5. Winds stayed mostly light, though the Cubs and Nationals did play a game with a 23 MPH wind in from left field, the season’s windiest so far. A pleasant spring week for all!

 

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: Cleveland (vs Detroit), Wednesday, May 4th. 8,766 New season low!

Highest-Lowest attendance last week: New York Yankees (vs Boston), Sunday, May 8th. 41,869

Highest attendance last week: New York Yankees (vs Boston), Saturday, May 7th. 47,822.

Lowest-Highest attendance last week: Tampa (vs Los Angeles Dodgers), Tuesday, May 3rd. 14,116.

 

Game time:

Longest game last week: Chicago Cubs vs Washington, Sunday, May 7th. 4:54 (4-3 CHC, 13 innings)

Shortest game last week: Cleveland vs Detroit, Wednesday, May 4th. 2:19 (4-0 CLE)

Quickest average game for the week: New York Mets, 2:46 average over 7 games.

Longest average game for the week: Washington, 3:20 average over 7 games.

 

Weather:

Warmest game last week: St. Louis vs Pittsburgh, 84 degrees, Saturday, May 7th.

Coldest game last week: Chicago White Sox vs Boston, 45 degrees, Wednesday, May 4th.

Warmest average for the week: Houston, 78.5 degrees over 7 games.

Coldest average for the week: New York Yankees, 54.8 degrees over 6 games.

Windiest game last week: Chicago Cubs vs Washington, 23 MPH, Saturday, May 7th. New windiest game of the year!

Windiest week: Atlanta, 11.5 MPH over 6 games.

 

Ejections:

Total ejections last week: 12 New weekly high! (29 total this season)

Ejections by league: AL 10, NL 2.  (Season: AL 18, NL 11)

 

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
21352
41253
32320
2:41
3:30
3:07
62
68
66
4
10
7
Astros
7
18243
31559
23645
2:46
3:27
3:07
71
82
78.5
7
12
9.7
2
Athletics
6
10535
43690
21337
2:32
3:17
2:53
58
68
62.9
1
17
8.2
Blue Jays
7
24437
47156
35226
2:28
3:25
2:49
Braves
6
17106
31783
24298
2:28
3:48
2:59
49
83
65.4
6
16
11.5
1
Brewers
7
13088
28249
23246
2:41
3:38
3:09
52
73
62.8
5
14
9.5
Cardinals
7
40087
43093
41563
2:31
3:27
2:59
56
84
68.6
5
16
9.4
Cubs
7
18376
41233
32547
2:31
4:54
3:19
47
73
59.5
1
23
8.9
1
Diamondbacks
6
16323
23514
18811
2:47
3:48
3:11
67
83
75.5
4
15
11
Dodgers
5
13226
47156
32693
2:28
3:21
3:00
Giants
7
13829
41593
30784
2:40
4:20
3:10
52
63
59.1
5
11
8.1
Indians
6
8766
17302
12582
2:19
3:12
2:47
52
69
57.2
5
11
8.5
Mariners
7
10535
31559
20661
2:38
3:27
2:59
62
82
72.2
7
17
10
Marlins
6
16323
21719
18566
2:47
3:20
3:00
74
81
77.7
3
5
4
Mets
7
21608
41028
29027
2:28
3:30
2:46
49
62
57.6
6
16
10.3
Nationals
7
32394
41233
37601
2:46
4:54
3:20
47
73
60.4
4
23
10.6
Orioles
6
15110
43690
23390
2:32
3:17
2:56
52
68
59
1
13
5.8
Padres
7
19013
41028
25664
2:36
3:30
2:54
59
62
60.3
7
15
10.7
Phillies
7
19625
41818
32056
2:31
3:20
2:56
56
81
67
3
16
8
Pirates
6
18376
43093
32871
2:31
3:27
3:09
60
84
70
1
14
7.7
Rangers
7
24437
35551
29991
2:31
3:25
2:54
65
68
67
3
8
6
Rays
5
13226
41253
29965
2:56
3:21
3:09
62
68
66
4
10
7
Red Sox
6
14383
47822
30830
2:27
3:57
3:03
45
65
55.2
6
17
10.8
2
Reds
7
13088
28249
20107
2:42
3:38
3:04
52
73
60.6
5
14
8.7
Rockies
7
19013
41593
32209
2:36
4:20
3:06
58
62
60.3
6
12
9.4
Royals
6
13587
38610
25014
2:41
3:09
2:54
55
69
62.4
4
16
9.2
1
Tigers
6
8766
35551
21603
2:19
3:25
2:55
52
68
60.2
3
11
7.4
Twins
6
18243
28049
22525
2:30
3:23
2:59
60
83
72.7
6
16
10.3
3
White Sox
6
14383
28049
20740
2:30
3:57
2:59
45
83
62.8
6
16
10.2
1
Yankees
6
15998
47822
31188
2:27
3:16
2:55
50
60
54.8
2
17
9
1

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
40142
41253
40827
2:56
3:06
3:02
62
68
66
4
10
7
Astros
7
18243
31559
23645
2:46
3:27
3:07
71
82
78.5
7
12
9.7
2
Athletics
3
10535
16238
13119
2:38
3:10
2:51
62
64
63
7
17
11
Blue Jays
7
24437
47156
35226
2:28
3:25
2:49
Braves
3
17106
23514
20933
3:17
3:48
3:27
67
83
76
12
15
13.3
1
Brewers
3
21352
28180
23813
2:41
3:30
3:13
Cardinals
7
40087
43093
41563
2:31
3:27
2:59
56
84
68.6
5
16
9.4
Cubs
4
37564
41233
39619
2:46
4:54
3:34
47
73
58
5
23
11
1
Giants
4
41358
41593
41505
2:40
4:20
3:20
58
62
60.5
6
10
8.5
Indians
6
8766
17302
12582
2:19
3:12
2:47
52
69
57.2
5
11
8.5
Marlins
6
16323
21719
18566
2:47
3:20
3:00
74
81
77.7
3
5
4
Mets
3
23847
31783
27662
2:28
2:38
2:32
49
62
54.7
6
16
9.7
Orioles
6
15110
43690
23390
2:32
3:17
2:56
52
68
59
1
13
5.8
Padres
7
19013
41028
25664
2:36
3:30
2:54
59
62
60.3
7
15
10.7
Pirates
3
18376
28782
23118
2:31
3:25
3:04
60
62
61
1
11
6.7
Rays
2
13226
14116
13671
3:11
3:21
3:16
Reds
7
13088
28249
20107
2:42
3:38
3:04
52
73
60.6
5
14
8.7
Royals
3
32394
38610
34911
2:53
3:09
3:02
55
68
63.7
4
16
10
1
Tigers
3
28522
35551
33160
2:31
3:25
3:03
65
68
67
3
8
6
White Sox
6
14383
28049
20740
2:30
3:57
2:59
45
83
62.8
6
16
10.2
1
Yankees
3
41869
47822
45149
2:27
3:10
2:55
50
60
54.3
8
17
11.7

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
21352
28180
23813
2:41
3:30
3:13
Athletics
3
15110
43690
29554
2:32
3:17
2:56
58
68
62.7
1
13
5.3
Braves
3
23847
31783
27662
2:28
2:38
2:32
49
62
54.7
6
16
9.7
Brewers
4
13088
28249
22820
2:47
3:38
3:06
52
73
62.8
5
14
9.5
Cubs
3
18376
28782
23118
2:31
3:25
3:04
60
62
61
1
11
6.7
Diamondbacks
6
16323
23514
18811
2:47
3:48
3:11
67
83
75.5
4
15
11
Dodgers
5
13226
47156
32693
2:28
3:21
3:00
Giants
3
13829
21333
16490
2:42
3:17
3:01
52
63
57.7
5
11
7.7
Mariners
7
10535
31559
20661
2:38
3:27
2:59
62
82
72.2
7
17
10
Mets
4
21608
41028
30051
2:39
3:30
3:00
59
62
60.5
7
15
10.8
Nationals
7
32394
41233
37601
2:46
4:54
3:20
47
73
60.4
4
23
10.6
Phillies
7
19625
41818
32056
2:31
3:20
2:56
56
81
67
3
16
8
Pirates
3
42338
43093
42624
2:54
3:27
3:14
76
84
79
6
14
8.7
Rangers
7
24437
35551
29991
2:31
3:25
2:54
65
68
67
3
8
6
Rays
3
40142
41253
40827
2:56
3:06
3:02
62
68
66
4
10
7
Red Sox
6
14383
47822
30830
2:27
3:57
3:03
45
65
55.2
6
17
10.8
2
Rockies
7
19013
41593
32209
2:36
4:20
3:06
58
62
60.3
6
12
9.4
Royals
3
13587
17302
15117
2:41
2:57
2:47
57
69
61
5
11
8.3
Tigers
3
8766
11022
10046
2:19
3:12
2:48
52
54
53.3
5
11
8.7
Twins
6
18243
28049
22525
2:30
3:23
2:59
60
83
72.7
6
16
10.3
3
Yankees
3
15998
19598
17226
2:43
3:16
2:56
52
60
55.3
2
9
6.3
1

1 thought on “Below The Box Score: Twelve Ejections & Cleveland Sets Record Low Attendance – Week of 5/9”

Comments are closed.