Below the Box Score, Week of 7/31: A New Season High for Ejections!


With 14 ejections last week, we had a season high for players and managers getting tossed. Astonishingly, 12 of those 14 happened to the home team, and three games featured multiple ejections, with the Rangers having two tossed, the Giants having two, and the Blue Jays winning on the season with two players and a manager being ejected in a single game.  The season total of ejections crosses the 100 mark with the AL having an 11 ejection lead. This mirrors last year, which begs the question: Does the DH lead to hostility against umpires?1

 

Onto attendance and stop me if you’ve heard this before, but the Rays had the weekly low, without drawing more than 20,000 all week. They were joined by the Phillies, Marlins, A’s, and Padres who drew fewer than 20,000 for at least one game last week, but only the Marlins and Rays averaged below the mark for the full week. On the top end, seven teams averaged over 40,000 for the full week, with the Dodgers, Brewers, Blue Jays, Yankees, Cardinals, Cubs, and Giants all making the grade. The Rangers drew 40,000 for only one game, in the midst of Beltre’s 3000 hit hype.

 

Everyone played a game of three hours or less last week, and everyone played one longer than 3:05, which was the average length of game over the week. The longest of the week was Tuesday’s 13 inning Red Sox-Mariners game that ended a hair under five hours.

The Rangers set the record for hottest game of the season outside of Phoenix with a scorching 102 degree temp at game start on Friday night against the Orioles. The perfect justification for replacing the 25-year-old stadium with a new retractable roof, or something.

 

And finally, 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: Rays (vs Orioles), Tuesday, July 25th. 12,471

Highest-(Lowest attendance) last week: Dodgers (vs Twins), Tuesday, July 25th. 44,403

Highest attendance last week: Dodgers (vs Giants), Friday, July 28th. 51,426

Lowest-(Highest attendance) last week: Rays (vs Orioles), Wednesday, July 26th. 18,430

 

Game time:

Longest game last week: Mariners (vs Red Sox), Tuesday, July 25th. 4:59 (6-5 Mariners)

Shortest game last week: Yankees (vs Rays), Friday, July 28th. 2:23 (6-1 Yankees)

Longest average game for the week: Red Sox, 3:40 average over 5 games.

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

 

Weather:

Warmest game last week: Rangers (vs Orioles), 102 degrees, Friday, July 28th.

Coldest game last week: Athletics (vs Twins), 61 degrees, Friday, July 28th.

Warmest average for the week: Orioles, 95.0 degrees over 3 games.

Coldest average for the week: Athletics, 67.8 degrees over 6 games.

Windiest game last week: Blue Jays vs Athletics, 21 mph, IL, Monday, July 24th.

Windiest week: Athletics, 12.7 MPH over 6 games.

 

Ejections:

Total ejections last week: 14 (117 on full season)

Ejections by league: AL 9, NL 5. (Season total: AL 64, NL 53)

 

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
Angels62236446852343812:444:143:17718176.35127.5
Astros51717633766261672:413:273:02758679.44138.6
Athletics61772747484357462:373:283:05617267.472113.4
Blue Jays73961347484432702:373:393:01688173.36219.53
Braves61717728162229643:003:503:167583796149.3
Brewers62842844709378992:344:053:07748579.22156.9
Cardinals63920848052420982:473:123:02799285.55149.2
Cubs63851744709419392:344:053:22708576.961510.51
Diamondbacks72086248052347272:473:173:06798883514101
Dodgers54440351426484632:393:353:04738476.4475.8
Giants44003051426451202:393:272:59628470.861292
Indians62038728152238572:264:143:12698175.851911
Mariners52899234543314962:404:593:25708476.2295.6
Marlins71744026471219532:324:023:02919795101110.3
Mets71928134543280172:353:212:59707773.72117.3
Nationals42842835296324582:493:143:01758579.5273.81
Orioles51247136270229592:463:473:058910295.5576
Padres71928137286269512:353:052:50697673.47119.1
Phillies51717628162201522:443:503:16758679.64148.2
Pirates52421541232346062:443:273:00627668.471210
Rangers52465436270289812:344:023:158910295.25118.62
Rays71247144033307362:233:563:1073837761510
Red Sox52899237321337932:404:593:40728478.76128.9
Reds61744042421235652:263:182:51697069.571310
Rockies33398941514386632:493:112:56759285.3386
Royals52641537321328772:444:453:2972817671210
Tigers52641533766299542:413:573:09738177.45139.81
Twins51772750941375742:573:353:20617670.64169.41
White Sox52038740849337252:563:533:25708577.171911.51
Yankees54047044033422972:233:563:16708375.66159.41

Home games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Athletics21772727047223873:193:223:20616864.5141615
Blue Jays73961347484432702:373:393:01688173.36219.53
Brewers34257444709438512:344:053:09748177.36159.7
Cardinals63920848052420982:473:123:02799285.55149.2
Cubs24071740849407833:173:383:27707974.5915121
Diamondbacks32086225836239223:003:173:09
Dodgers54440351426484632:393:353:04738476.4475.8
Giants24003041232406313:103:273:18626362.51212122
Indians42150028083236512:264:143:13698174.55139
Mariners52899234543314962:404:593:25708476.2295.6
Marlins41744020297193682:323:182:57
Nationals42842835296324582:493:143:01758579.5273.81
Padres71928137286269512:353:052:50697673.47119.1
Phillies51717628162201522:443:503:16758679.64148.2
Rangers52465436270289812:344:023:158910295.25118.62
Rays31247118430153632:463:042:53
Red Sox33648037321369042:444:453:34728176.381210.3
Tigers52641533766299542:413:573:09738177.45139.81
White Sox32038738517290192:563:533:23758579.7719111
Yankees54047044033422972:233:563:16708375.66159.41

Away games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Angels62236446852343812:444:143:17718176.35127.5
Astros51717633766261672:413:273:02758679.44138.6
Athletics43961347484424262:373:282:57687270.372111.7
Braves61717728162229643:003:503:167583796149.3
Brewers32842835296319472:583:143:05788581274
Cubs43851744709425172:344:053:20748579.36159
Diamondbacks43920848052428302:473:123:03798883514101
Giants24779251426496092:392:432:41748479666
Indians22038728152242702:563:213:0875797771913
Marlins32465426471254002:344:023:10919795101110.3
Mets71928134543280172:353:212:59707773.72117.3
Orioles51247136270229592:463:473:058910295.5576
Pirates52421541232346062:443:273:00627668.471210
Rays44047044033422662:233:563:2373837761510
Red Sox22899229262291272:404:593:49788481697.5
Reds61744042421235652:263:182:51697069.571310
Rockies33398941514386632:493:112:56759285.3386
Royals52641537321328772:444:453:2972817671210
Twins51772750941375742:573:353:20617670.64169.41
White Sox24071740849407833:173:383:27707974.591512
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