Below the Box Score, Week of 8/27/17: Rays Go Sub 8,300!


Having seen the A’s recent attempts at usurping the “Worst attendance in baseball” title from the Rays, Tampa set the bar high this week, by having only 8,264 fans show up for Wednesday’s game against the Blue Jays. That was good enough for not only the season low (by over 500 fans) but also the lowest attended MLB game1 since 2012.

On top of that, ejections were at the highest they’ve been for a week with 14 players or managers getting rung this week, over half spurring from the Tigers/Yankees game that had three separate brawls. Emotions still must have been high as both the Tigers and the Yankees had an ejection in their next series later that week against separate opponents.  In other ejection news, the Rangers’ four week ejection streak has come to an end, the longest such streak of any MLB team this year.

The Giants took the cake on cold temps this week with every single home game of theirs against the Brewers being exactly 64 degrees at game start, good enough for a three way tie with themselves. Meanwhile the Orioles and Phillies tied on Tuesday night at 91 degrees, which is not surprising given their proximity.

In regards to the rest of the league’s attendance, eight teams drew fewer than 20,000 this week, with the Rays, White Sox, Athletics, Reds, Orioles, Pirates, Phillies and Marlins all drawing belw the mark for at least one game this week. Despite that, the Rays were the only team to average below the 20,000 mark this week.  On the top end, news of the Dodgers success has made it to the greater LA Metro Area, as they have averaged over 50,000 for the second straight week. They were joined by the Blue Jays, Angels, Yankees, Cardinals, and Giants in having a game with >40,000 in attendance. Only the Dodgers, Blue Jays, and Yankees averaged above 40,000.

Game length ticked up to near 3:10 this week, with nothing too special to note. But the rest of this week was exciting enough, wasn’t it?

 

Now 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 Blue Jays), Wednesday, August 23rd. 8,264

Highest-(Lowest attendance) last week: Dodgers (vs Brewers), Sunday, August 27th. 51,355

Highest attendance last week: Dodgers (vs Brewers), Friday, August 25th. 52,455

Lowest-(Highest attendance) last week: Rays (vs Blue Jays), Tuesday, August 22nd. 11,948

 

Game time:

Longest game last week: Pirates (vs Dodgers), Monday, August 21st. 4:35 (6-5 Dodgers)

Shortest game last week: Athletics (vs Rangers), Friday, August 25th. 2:26 (3-1 Athletics)

Longest average game for the week: Dodgers, 3:32 average over 5 games.

Quickest average game for the week: White Sox, 2:53 average over 6 games.

 

Weather:

Warmest game last week: TIE Orioles (vs Athletics) and Phillies (vs Marlins), both 91 degrees, both on Tuesday, August 22nd.

Coldest game last week: Giants (vs Brewers), 64 degrees, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday August 21st-23rd

Warmest average for the week: Marlins, 83.8 degrees over 4 games.

Coldest average for the week: Giants, 64.0 degrees over 3 games.

Windiest game last week: Giants vs Brewers, 17 mph, Tuesday, August 22nd.

Windiest week: Giants, 13.0 MPH over 3 games.

 

Ejections:

Total ejections last week: 14 (154 on full season)

Ejections by league: AL 12, NL 2. (Season total: AL 89, NL 65)

 

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
Angels63520442333381292:563:583:20728778.7687
Astros52343442333336552:483:163:01738781.37771
Athletics51449922471178792:264:203:196882782126.1
Blue Jays5826445591291612:543:183:06676867.36128.71
Braves62128433577270502:323:243:02768983.7497.2
Brewers43934151355425592:453:313:09648669.561711.3
Cardinals53872641295393882:303:333:01798581.85107
Cubs61535529379220842:474:043:07757977.2697.5
Diamondbacks62426531924272802:343:463:127688822159.81
Dodgers51728851355259422:344:353:32738681.44106.8
Giants52570940015353022:343:152:55646464101713
Indians52142834273294672:383:392:58698273.24128.2
Mariners62128442057316832:573:513:13718980.7797.8
Marlins61808323725207322:313:533:0977918571411.3
Mets62426536761294743:033:463:20768880.32158.2
Nationals42343436761295082:483:083:01787978.5496.5
Orioles51602037191293132:584:203:29738277.2285.3
Padres61991338767303972:313:533:037983816107.7
Phillies61808329379242672:543:223:067591816149.5
Pirates71728835259229042:284:353:21738576.14107.31
Rangers61449937033268402:263:583:19688275.56127.8
Rays4826441295257012:303:333:02818583576
Red Sox52142837191314492:583:393:21738275.76128.3
Reds61535535259219982:284:043:11747876.3497.2
Rockies42575233577299832:323:363:10768379495.8
Royals42575234273315792:383:362:546978744106.2
Tigers62253232622275552:444:133:10667973816104
Twins61405345591310502:403:183:00677971.86149.5
White Sox61405329489209702:403:152:53727974.76149.7
Yankees62781842057353532:554:133:25667973.27169.26

Home games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Angels63520442333381292:563:583:20728778.7687
Astros22343423798236162:483:052:56
Athletics31449922471177682:263:213:026882757128.7
Blue Jays33752545591418653:043:183:09676867.36128.7
Braves62128433577270502:323:243:02768983.7497.2
Cardinals53872641295393882:303:333:01798581.85107
Diamondbacks22570931924288172:342:542:441
Dodgers15135551355513553:313:313:31868686666
Giants33934140015396262:453:153:02646464101713
Indians52142834273294672:383:392:58698273.24128.2
Marlins31991323725220422:313:533:05
Mets42426531277265123:033:463:277688822159.8
Nationals23403636761353993:033:083:05787978.5496.5
Orioles21602020072180463:124:203:46808281253.5
Phillies61808329379242672:543:223:067591816149.5
Pirates41728822115195892:344:353:32738576.84107.51
Rays2826411948101062:543:133:03
Red Sox33662537191368242:583:373:19737473.3687
Reds61535535259219982:284:043:11747876.3497.2
Royals12575225752257523:363:363:36787878555
Tigers32781832622300452:554:133:27667973816113
White Sox61405329489209702:403:152:53727974.76149.7
Yankees33981042057406602:573:513:24717673.3787.31

Away games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Astros33760642333403472:563:163:04738781.37771
Athletics21602020072180463:124:203:46808281253.5
Blue Jays2826411948101062:543:133:031
Brewers43934151355425592:453:313:09648669.561711.3
Cubs61535529379220842:474:043:07757977.2697.5
Diamondbacks42426531277265123:033:463:277688822159.8
Dodgers41728822115195892:344:353:32738576.84107.5
Giants22570931924288172:342:542:44
Mariners62128442057316832:573:513:13718980.7797.8
Marlins31808320761194223:063:223:1477918571411.3
Mets23403636761353993:033:083:05787978.5496.5
Nationals22343423798236162:483:052:56
Orioles33662537191368242:583:373:19737473.3687
Padres61991338767303972:313:533:037983816107.7
Pirates32056135259273252:283:353:07747775.3497
Rangers61449937033268402:263:583:19688275.56127.8
Rays24129541295412952:303:333:01818583576
Red Sox22142825346233873:113:393:257482787129.5
Rockies42575233577299832:323:363:10768379495.8
Royals33222934273335212:382:442:406971704107.3
Tigers32253229489250642:443:142:5472747381091
Twins61405345591310502:403:183:00677971.86149.5
Yankees32781832622300452:554:133:27667973816115
  1. Except the Orioles game that was played behind closed doors due to riots in Baltimore)