Below The Box Score, Week of 9/18: A New Longest Game of the Year!


After setting the season record for longest game of the year last week in the Red Sox and Blue Jays going 19 innings, but the Red Sox decided that six hours was not good enough. This week they beat the Rays 13-6 in 15 innings, but managed to drag the game on for 6:05, five minutes longer than the previous longest game of the week.  Surely Red Sox fans rejoiced at such a prestigious honor.

In the world of attendance, even the Rays managed to stay above the 10,000 mark as the entire MLB had a good week. Only the Rays, Phillies, Reds, Royals, Marlins, and playoff-contending Twins drew below 20,000 once or more on the week. Of those, only the Rays averaged below that mark.  On the top end, the Rockies and Cardinals averaged above 40,000, being joined by the Angels, Cubs, and Yankees in teams that had 40,000 or more show up to one game this week.

Game pace was down around 3:03, still above the Manfred-mark of three hours flat. This was undoubtedly buoyed by the aforementioned 6:05 game, but the Reds did their best to keep the numbers down by averaging 2:48 on the full week.

The Giants and Twins tied for the coldest games of the week this week at 62 degrees as fall begins in the Twin Cities, and summer continues in the Bay Area.

Of note, ejections hit 180 this week with two weeks to go in the season it seems possible (though maybe not likely) that there will be 200 ejections on the full season. Last season finished at 190, but 2015 had 212 ejections in the regular season.

 

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 Red Sox), Sunday, September 17th. 14,936

Highest-(Lowest attendance) last week: Cardinals (vs Reds), Tuesday, September 12th. 40,030

Highest attendance last week: Rockies (vs Padres), Saturday, September 16th. 48,247

Lowest-(Highest attendance) last week: Rays (vs Red Sox), Friday, September 15th. 16,006

 

Game time:

Longest game last week: Rays (vs Red Sox), Friday, September 15th. 6:05 (13-6 Red Sox)

Shortest game last week: Reds (vs Pirates), Saturday, September 16th. 2:23 (2-1 Reds)

Longest average game for the week: Rays, 3:31 average over 6 games.

Quickest average game for the week: Reds, 2:48 average over 6 games.

 

Weather:

Warmest game last week: Rangers (vs Mariners), 95 degrees, Thursday, September 14th.

Coldest game last week: TIE –  Giants (vs Dodgers), 62 degrees, Wednesday, September 13th and Twins (vs Blue Jays), 62 degrees, Sunday, September 17th.

Warmest average for the week: Mariners, 86.3 degrees over 4 games.

Coldest average for the week: Diamondbacks, 65.7 degrees over 3 games.

Windiest game last week: Red Sox vs Athletics, 17 mph, Thursday, September 14th.

Windiest week: Giants, 12.0 MPH over 6 games.

Ejections:

Total ejections last week: 10 (180 on full season)

Ejections by league: AL 5, NL 5. (Season total: AL 106, NL 74)

 

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
Angels63389941409374232:283:223:017177733107
Astros52832836088328562:283:202:56717773.38108.7
Athletics62406136366304332:433:193:03688177.75178.3
Blue Jays72266431714281752:403:292:56628571.43147.9
Braves42276937846288032:403:052:51757776.3121.8
Brewers41936930331255513:003:233:07698174.55107.3
Cardinals63724240959395082:403:443:02708580.43116
Cubs43600840959381682:493:443:20688579.811172
Diamondbacks62031739810293992:263:402:54646665121212
Dodgers33750838866383672:583:293:12628069.761411.3
Giants43784639810388122:263:292:51626764.8121413
Indians62465434025308172:413:212:59707673.3486.3
Mariners52055730247248292:503:213:08809587.74128.71
Marlins51630225079187872:254:573:22738176.93106.31
Mets32940237846344192:453:423:10687774121.3
Nationals32276937508284902:403:092:55758077263.3
Orioles72840140460350092:383:372:58668173.9396.3
Padres52001848247341992:503:393:08688375.8475.41
Phillies61630228054209822:254:573:12738177.33106.2
Pirates51762530331246582:233:142:51698477.231051
Rangers62055741409307352:453:223:10719580.231271
Rays61493616006152952:366:053:31748177.3687.31
Red Sox61493636366253462:376:053:29688176.351710.3
Reds61762540230309872:233:142:48708479.2333
Rockies72031748247315512:503:403:04687971.7464.7
Royals61772734025286272:423:213:02717774.54117.4
Tigers52465429846269622:413:253:01708075.7787.32
Twins62001829917261542:503:393:116285776148.8
White Sox51772729846243342:423:253:05748077.27117.8
Yankees73712840460222702:363:403:12748177.7597.1

Home games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Angels63389941409374232:283:223:017177733107
Astros22832830247292882:503:123:01
Blue Jays32840131714297232:402:442:41667068.3395.7
Braves22940237846336242:453:052:55777777121.5
Brewers22742230331288773:003:033:016973716108
Cardinals34003040230401282:403:042:51708477333
Cubs43600840959381682:493:443:20688579.811172
Diamondbacks42031727526246842:533:403:06
Giants43784639810388122:263:292:51626764.8121413
Indians62465434025308172:413:212:59707673.3486.3
Marlins21936925079222243:033:233:13758178586.51
Nationals32276937508284902:403:092:55758077263.3
Phillies61630228054209822:254:573:12738177.33106.2
Rangers32055723083218573:083:213:12809587.74128.71
Rays61493616006152952:366:053:31748177.3687.31
Red Sox33435536366353973:063:193:10688176.351710.3
Reds31762525685218462:233:142:45788481.3333
Rockies33463448247407082:503:133:01687971.7464.7
Royals21772723135204312:423:162:59747775.57119
Tigers32529829846269362:453:253:09768078.3777
Twins62001829917261542:503:393:116285776148.8
Yankees43712840460389732:383:373:11758178596.8

Away games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Astros33389936088352342:283:202:53717773.38108.7
Athletics62406136366304332:433:193:03688177.75178.3
Blue Jays42266429917270142:503:293:08628574.581410
Braves22276925192239812:402:572:48757675.5222
Brewers21936925079222243:033:233:13758178586.5
Cardinals33724240959388882:493:443:13838583.75119
Diamondbacks23784639810388282:262:322:29646665121212
Dodgers33750838866383672:583:293:12628069.761411.3
Mariners52055730247248292:503:213:08809587.74128.71
Marlins31630216745164952:254:573:29737975.73106
Mets32940237846344192:453:423:10687774121.3
Orioles72840140460350092:383:372:58668173.9396.3
Padres52001848247341992:503:393:08688375.8475.41
Pirates51762530331246582:233:142:51698477.231051
Rangers33670941409396122:453:223:09717472.7375.3
Red Sox31493616006152952:376:053:48
Reds34003040230401282:403:042:51708477333
Rockies42031727526246842:533:403:06
Royals43087434025327252:443:213:03717673.5475.8
Tigers22465429346270002:412:592:50707673787.52
White Sox51772729846243342:423:253:05748077.27117.8
Yankees32:363:403:14748177.3687.3

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