Below the Box Score, Week of 8/7: Royals Ejected More Than Entire NL!


The Royals have single-handedly vaulted themselves into a second place in the ejections race for the team title by getting rung thrice this week, giving them an overall ejection count of five, tied with the Dodgers, and still six behind the White Sox, who are running away with the title.  The AL continued to outpace the NL, widening the gap between the leagues to 13 ejections. The question that arises is whether the junior circuit is better at ejections or all star games than its senior counterpart.

Only four teams drew fewer than 20,000 this week, with the Rays, White Sox, and Marlins all averaging below the number, and the Orioles having played at least one game with plenty of empty seats. On the other side of things, eight drew greater than 40,000: The Yankees, Cubs, and Mets, who all averaged above the mark, and the Rockies, Angels, Astros, Cubs, Braves, and Giants.

Average game length once again sat at 3:05, with the Marlins and Nationals playing the short timer game of the week at 2:12, on the way to helping the Marlins average a speedy 2:43 on the full week.

And finally, weather remained unremarkable, though with a slight respite from the high temps we saw last week. The Rangers with the weekly high of 91 degrees, with nobody else playing a game above 90 degrees almost makes it feel like it’s not August! Lucky for the Rangers they got to play in Minneapolis this week in a chilly 57 degrees, being one of the first teams to play the hottest and coldest games in the same week.

 

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 Brewers), Sunday, August 6th. 12,129

Highest-(Lowest attendance) last week: Mets (vs Dodgers), Saturday, August 5th. 40,060

Highest attendance last week: Rockies (vs Phillies), Sunday, August 6th. 48,069

Lowest-(Highest attendance) last week: Marlins (vs Nationals), Monday, July 31st. 18,962

 

Game time:

Longest game last week: Angels (vs Athletics), Sunday, August 6th. 4:12 (11-10 Athletics)

Shortest game last week: Marlins (vs Nationals), Monday, July 31st. 2:12 (1-0 Nationals)

Longest average game for the week: Angels, 3:21 average over 6 games.

Quickest average game for the week: Marlins, 2:43 average over 6 games.

 

Weather:

Warmest game last week: Rangers (vs Mariners), 91 degrees, Monday, July 31st.

Coldest game last week: Twins (vs Rangers), 57 degrees, Thursday, August 3rd.

Warmest average for the week: Marlins, 84.7 degrees over 3 games.

Coldest average for the week: Giants, 66.9 degrees over 7 games.

Windiest game last week: Cubs vs Nationals, 19 mph, Friday, August 4th.

Windiest week: Giants, 14.0 MPH over 7 games.

 

Ejections:

Total ejections last week: 6 (123 on full season)

Ejections by league: AL 4, NL 2. (Season total: AL 68, NL 55)

 

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
Angels63462343330377442:334:123:21798581.7396.5
Astros72298541950306863:053:273:16
Athletics63827843330397812:414:123:20658373.771411.5
Blue Jays61302341950276773:013:223:12778279.7296
Braves72029740731309372:293:292:56758683485.2
Brewers51212934433227452:463:203:01738378131413.5
Cardinals52516836443323532:483:102:59738377.41149.6
Cubs53952541857410292:433:593:12618676.25199
Diamondbacks53896741321398902:393:593:1264867371812.2
Dodgers52810741187342422:543:293:08758580.45138.2
Giants63839140635394172:393:383:02647167.5121814.3
Indians62812437169340972:283:362:57738478.26189.7
Mariners42120029432245582:393:303:01748978.5275.8
Marlins61774240731268152:123:052:43838684.7686.7
Mets43669841187387233:073:243:16798681.85138.5
Nationals61774241857298162:123:312:55617670.3519101
Orioles71498433911229532:333:182:58758880.12114.7
Padres52380634175293072:234:033:077080763128.2
Phillies72029748069356722:333:413:08668681.7394.8
Pirates62236734175281602:294:033:17708779.33127.8
Rangers62120029056243152:413:303:00578976.72167.31
Rays71212926722209152:463:273:12
Red Sox43659937169368772:413:433:11778481.381611.5
Reds62236736443279852:293:252:58768780.41137.21
Rockies53509248069394732:533:413:17668681495.8
Royals51498429432230882:333:032:47748876.9275.53
Tigers71715743379329452:523:233:06778983.13115.7
Twins62227229056249912:233:042:44578073.94169
White Sox51302336612243472:413:433:12778279.621610
Yankees72812443379366872:283:232:56738979.84188.3

Home games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Angels63462343330377442:334:123:21798581.7396.5
Astros72298541950306863:053:273:16
Athletics23839138871386312:413:263:03697170131413.5
Braves62810740731327102:293:292:54758683586.3
Brewers23015034433322922:583:012:59738378131413.5
Cubs53952541857410292:433:593:12618676.25199
Giants43896740635398102:393:383:02646665121815
Indians42812434651325712:282:582:50737473.361810.3
Marlins31774218962181982:123:052:43
Mets24006041187406243:073:183:12797979101311.5
Orioles71498433911229532:333:182:58758880.12114.7
Padres22380624491241492:232:242:23748077888
Phillies12029720297202973:133:133:13838383444
Pirates62236734175281602:294:033:17708779.33127.8
Rangers22120023041221212:533:303:11768982.5274.51
Rays31212921164163812:463:203:03
Red Sox43659937169368772:413:433:11778481.381611.5
Reds32516836443323942:483:102:597678771137
Rockies53509248069394732:533:413:17668681495.8
Royals22943229432294322:393:032:51747574.5777
Twins42227229056254122:413:042:55577770.841610
White Sox31302320878161743:013:223:12778279.7296
Yankees33990443379421742:523:233:04828986.34106.3

Away games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Athletics43827843330403562:484:123:28658377.37149.5
Blue Jays61302341950276773:013:223:12778279.7296
Braves12029720297202973:133:133:13838383444
Brewers31212921164163812:463:203:03
Cardinals52516836443323532:483:102:59738377.41149.6
Diamondbacks53896741321398902:393:593:1264867371812.2
Dodgers52810741187342422:543:293:08758580.45138.2
Giants23839138871386312:413:263:03697170131413.5
Indians23712637169371482:473:363:118284838109
Mariners42120029432245582:393:303:01748978.5275.8
Marlins32965140731354322:292:582:42838684.7686.7
Mets23669836945368223:153:243:19838684.5565.5
Nationals61774241857298162:123:312:55617670.3519101
Padres33181734175327453:134:033:377080753128.3
Phillies63462348069382342:333:413:08668680.3395.5
Rangers42227229056254122:413:042:55577770.841610
Rays42298526722243163:063:273:20
Reds32236725955235752:293:252:58818783.74107.31
Royals31498420931188592:332:542:44758879.32543
Tigers71715743379329452:523:233:06778983.13115.7
Twins22380624491241492:232:242:23748077888
White Sox23659936612366062:413:433:12778279.5121614
Yankees42812434651325712:282:582:50737473.361810.3