MLB 2018 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 7/9: Marlins Do It Again

Nobody last week was outdrawn by a minor league team! This is great! Well…. Everyone except the Marlins.  And boy, did they get outdrawn by minor league teams again this week.  With a low of 6,004 fans, the Marlins were outdrawn by ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY FIVE minor league games last week.  This week also got the Marlins past a season milestone: the Marlins have been outdrawn by ONE THOUSAND minor league games thus far on the season. The overview, as if it’s even needed:

MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Miami (below 79 AAA games)

MLB teams outdrawn by AA teams:  Miami (below 33 AA games)

MLB teams outdrawn by Single-A teams:  Miami (below 8 A-Advanced, 18 Single-A, and 7 A-Short Season games)

 

For the other 29 teams, attendance wasn’t even that bad. The closest average attendance to the Marlins’ 6,602 on the full week was 21,304 in Cincinnati, more than three times the Marlins’ average attendance, and more than the Marlins full three game series’ combined attendance! On the top end, six averaged above the 40,000 mark on the week, giving one of the strongest weeks in attendance on the year

 

Ejections continued at a healthy pace, with the AL narrowing their gap to the NL by a factor of 4-3 this week. This brings the American League within six ejections of catching the senior circuit with plenty of time left in the season to protect their three-season ejection winning streak.

 

Game time averaged around 3:05 this week, with the Rangers and Tigers playing the shortest game of the week at 2:05.  Meanwhile, Miami subjected their fans to a 5:31 game against the Rays.  Perhaps it wasn’t a bad thing that there were fewer than 7,000 in attendance.

Temperatures got even more brutal this week, with an 108 degree game in Los Angeles between the Dodgers and Angels, and a 102 degree scorcher in Arlington between the Rangers and Astros. Once again more than half the league played every game in temps above 90.  July is here!

 

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: Miami (vs Tampa Bay), Monday, July 2nd. 6,004

Highest-(Lowest attendance) last week: LA Dodgers (vs Pittsburgh), Monday, July 2nd. 45,207

Highest attendance last week: LA Dodgers (vs Pittsburgh), Wednesday, July 4th. 53,139

Lowest-(Highest attendance) last week: Miami (vs Tampa Bay), Wednesday, July 4th. 7,572

Game time:

Longest game last week: Miami (vs Tampa Bay), Tuesday, July 3rd. 5:31 (9-6 Tampa Bay)

Shortest game last week: Detroit (vs Texas), Friday, July 6th. 2:05 (3-1 Detroit)

Longest average game for the week: Cincinnati, 3:32 average over 6 games.

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

Weather:

Warmest game last week: LA Angels (vs LA Dodgers), 108 degrees, Friday, July 6th.

Coldest game last week: San Francisco (vs St. Louis), 65 degrees, Thursday, July 5th.

Warmest average for the week: Boston, 90.5 degrees over 6 games.

Coldest average for the week: Seattle, 72.8 degrees over 6 games.

Windiest game last week: San Francisco vs St. Louis, 20 mph, Saturday, July 7th.

Windiest week: St. Louis, 16.3 MPH over 4 games.

 

Ejections:

Total ejections last week: 7 (92 on full season)

Ejections by league: AL 4, NL 3. (Season total: AL 43, NL 49)

 

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
Arizona
6
17982
44072
26742
2:51
3:47
3:10
79
82
80.7
0
0
0
1
Atlanta
7
27557
46658
39569
2:45
3:53
3:15
76
89
83.6
6
12
9.9
Baltimore
6
22557
30943
26524
2:29
2:55
2:48
75
93
82.3
6
14
10.2
Boston
6
24673
42531
34587
2:55
4:03
3:20
87
95
90.5
3
10
7.2
Chi Cubs
5
38424
41538
40112
2:57
3:32
3:11
70
92
79.6
6
18
11.2
Chi White Sox
7
16727
41654
31177
2:28
4:36
3:17
73
94
78.3
0
7
1.9
Cincinnati
6
16727
41538
30923
3:09
4:36
3:32
70
94
79.8
2
18
8.5
1
Cleveland
6
18285
34633
25708
2:44
3:49
3:06
72
94
83.7
3
14
9.5
Colorado
6
26554
48158
38944
2:15
3:11
2:43
68
92
79.3
2
10
6
Detroit
7
21248
40510
29756
2:05
3:08
2:48
68
92
81.2
0
15
9
Houston
6
34955
43592
39682
2:28
3:33
3:07
73
102
84.8
0
14
5
Kansas City
6
18285
30347
23792
2:44
4:03
3:09
87
94
89.8
6
12
9.2
LA Angels
5
32128
44409
39801
2:27
3:33
3:10
73
108
89.2
2
7
5.4
LA Dodgers
5
44323
53139
47179
2:57
3:23
3:14
72
108
89.2
3
7
5.9
1
Miami
7
6004
34364
20233
2:28
5:31
3:28
77
89
82.6
0
10
5.7
Milwaukee
7
27557
43262
34502
2:35
3:28
3:00
76
87
82.9
7
12
10.7
Minnesota
7
22557
36700
28632
2:29
3:28
2:52
79
87
83.3
7
14
10.8
NY Mets
5
24010
32986
26385
2:42
3:13
2:52
77
81
80.2
6
16
8.9
NY Yankees
6
37254
46658
42895
2:51
3:53
3:22
73
89
81.4
6
14
8.5
1
Oakland
5
14408
34633
27857
2:33
3:49
3:04
70
79
73
3
17
11.5
Philadelphia
5
19542
30943
26337
2:42
4:30
3:08
75
93
80.9
5
11
7
Pittsburgh
6
19542
53139
36617
2:42
4:30
3:16
72
81
76
3
11
5.9
San Diego
5
14408
29925
22907
2:33
3:23
2:56
70
82
76.6
0
17
5.6
San Francisco
7
37996
48158
41684
2:15
3:47
2:47
65
92
78.4
9
20
12.8
Seattle
6
26554
39518
34561
2:27
3:33
2:59
68
75
72.8
2
6
3.2
St. Louis
7
20334
44072
35067
2:26
3:47
3:01
65
81
74.1
0
20
9.3
Tampa Bay
6
6004
32986
16952
2:28
5:31
3:14
77
86
81
0
16
8.2
Texas
6
21248
43592
30590
2:05
3:33
2:59
77
102
88.9
6
15
11
1
Toronto
6
24010
44352
33516
2:44
3:31
3:02
68
81
76.3
0
14
7.2
2
Washington
7
24314
42531
35122
2:55
3:43
3:15
77
95
86.9
2
10
5.6

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
Arizona
6
17982
44072
26742
2:51
3:47
3:10
79
82
80.7
0
0
0
1
Chi Cubs
5
38424
41538
40112
2:57
3:32
3:11
70
92
79.6
6
18
11.2
Cincinnati
3
16727
24442
21304
3:19
4:36
3:45
80
94
85.3
2
7
4.3
1
Cleveland
3
27125
34633
31651
3:04
3:49
3:23
72
79
76
3
14
9
Colorado
3
40333
48158
45521
2:15
2:51
2:37
83
92
87.3
9
10
9.3
Detroit
4
21248
29174
24946
2:05
3:08
2:44
77
91
81.3
7
15
12
Houston
4
34955
41654
38583
2:28
3:19
2:56
73
73
73
0
0
0
Kansas City
6
18285
30347
23792
2:44
4:03
3:09
87
94
89.8
6
12
9.2
LA Angels
2
44323
44409
44366
3:12
3:18
3:15
100
108
104
7
7
7
LA Dodgers
3
45207
53139
49055
2:57
3:23
3:13
72
79
74.3
3
6
4.7
1
Miami
3
6004
7572
6612
2:28
5:31
3:41
77
86
82.7
0
10
6
Milwaukee
7
27557
43262
34502
2:35
3:28
3:00
76
87
82.9
7
12
10.7
Minnesota
4
22557
27570
24999
2:29
2:54
2:47
79
86
81.5
8
14
11.8
NY Mets
3
24236
32986
27292
2:42
2:58
2:47
77
81
79.3
7
16
10.3
NY Yankees
3
43792
46658
45299
3:07
3:53
3:35
84
89
86.7
6
9
7.7
Oakland
2
14408
29925
22167
2:33
2:39
2:36
70
70
70
11
17
14
Philadelphia
2
28204
30943
29574
2:45
2:55
2:50
75
93
84
6
8
7
Pittsburgh
3
19542
28150
24179
2:42
4:30
3:20
75
81
77.7
5
11
7
San Francisco
4
37996
39606
38806
2:26
3:47
2:54
65
73
69.5
14
20
16.3
Seattle
6
26554
39518
34561
2:27
3:33
2:59
68
75
72.8
2
6
3.2
Texas
2
40165
43592
41879
3:27
3:33
3:30
91
102
96.5
6
14
10
Toronto
6
24010
44352
33516
2:44
3:31
3:02
68
81
76.3
0
14
7.2
2
Washington
7
24314
42531
35122
2:55
3:43
3:15
77
95
86.9
2
10
5.6

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
Atlanta
7
27557
46658
39569
2:45
3:53
3:15
76
89
83.6
6
12
9.9
Baltimore
6
22557
30943
26524
2:29
2:55
2:48
75
93
82.3
6
14
10.2
Boston
6
24673
42531
34587
2:55
4:03
3:20
87
95
90.5
3
10
7.2
Chi White Sox
7
16727
41654
31177
2:28
4:36
3:17
73
94
78.3
0
7
1.9
Cincinnati
3
38655
41538
40542
3:09
3:32
3:18
70
81
74.3
9
18
12.7
Cleveland
3
18285
22001
19764
2:44
2:58
2:50
88
94
91.3
8
12
10
Colorado
3
26554
36104
32366
2:28
3:11
2:50
68
74
71.3
2
4
2.7
Detroit
3
29575
40510
36170
2:44
3:04
2:55
68
92
81
0
12
6
Houston
2
40165
43592
41879
3:27
3:33
3:30
91
102
96.5
6
14
10
LA Angels
3
32128
39518
36757
2:27
3:33
3:07
73
75
74.3
2
6
3.7
LA Dodgers
2
44323
44409
44366
3:12
3:18
3:15
100
108
104
7
7
7
Miami
4
24314
34364
30449
3:01
3:43
3:18
77
89
82.5
2
9
5.3
Minnesota
3
31353
36700
33476
2:35
3:28
2:59
83
87
85
7
12
9.7
NY Mets
2
24010
26038
25024
2:46
3:13
2:59
81
81
81
6
9
7.5
NY Yankees
3
37254
44352
40491
2:51
3:31
3:09
73
78
76
6
14
9.3
1
Oakland
3
27125
34633
31651
3:04
3:49
3:23
72
79
76
3
14
9
Philadelphia
3
19542
28150
24179
2:42
4:30
3:20
75
81
77.7
5
11
7
Pittsburgh
3
45207
53139
49055
2:57
3:23
3:13
72
79
74.3
3
6
4.7
San Diego
5
14408
29925
22907
2:33
3:23
2:56
70
82
76.6
0
17
5.6
San Francisco
3
40333
48158
45521
2:15
2:51
2:37
83
92
87.3
9
10
9.3
St. Louis
7
20334
44072
35067
2:26
3:47
3:01
65
81
74.1
0
20
9.3
Tampa Bay
6
6004
32986
16952
2:28
5:31
3:14
77
86
81
0
16
8.2
Texas
4
21248
29174
24946
2:05
3:08
2:44
77
91
81.3
7
15
12
1