MLB 2018 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 8/13: Tempers Flair

It was the highest ejection week in the last three months last week, with eight ejections across the bigs last week.  The American League continues its gradual cut into the NL lead, reducing the margin to NL 60, AL 58 after this week. The NL looking to win the ejections race for the first time in four seasons.  Stay tuned, September will have a close race after all!

Attendance continued to be high, but the Marlins played a home series, so that meant sub 10,000 attendances are back in play. Joining the Marlins in the sub-10,000 club are the Rays, who have actually done a good job of staying above 10,000 fans this season.  Both Miami and Tampa Bay were the only teams outdrawn by minor league games last week:

 

MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Miami (outdrawn by 42 AAA games), Tampa Bay (outdrawn by 18 AAA games)

MLB teams outdrawn by AA teams:  Miami (outdrawn by 12 AA games)

MLB teams outdrawn by Single-A teams:  Miami (outdrawn by 9 A games)

 

Time of game averaged below three hours for the first time this season, on the backs of every team playing a game shorter than 2:50 last week.  Maybe the pace of play rules are finally working!1 The big winner last week were the Giants and Pirates who played a 2:18 game that went 4-0 to the visiting Pirates, while Arizona and Philadelphia played 14 inning nailbiter that still only took 4:38, less than some nine-inning Red Sox vs Yankees games.

 

Temps remained hot deep in the heart of Texas, with the Rangers hosting two 98 degree games and a third of the league playing games at or above the 90 degree mark over the course of the week.  Only the Giants didn’t see temps above 70 degrees, with the coldest being a chilly 58 degree game against the Astros.

 

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 NY Mets), Friday, August 10th. 6,993

Highest-(Lowest attendance) last week: Chi Cubs (vs Washington), Saturday, August 11th. 41,320

Highest attendance last week: Colorado (vs LA Dodgers), Saturday, August 11th. 47,633

Lowest-(Highest attendance) last week: Miami (vs NY Mets), Saturday, August 11th. 11,478

 

Game time:

Longest game last week: Arizona (vs Philadelphia), Monday, August 6th. 4:38 (3-2 Arizona)

Shortest game last week: San Francisco (vs Pittsburgh), Saturday, August 11th. 2:18 (4-0 Pittsburgh)

Longest average game for the week: Philadelphia, 3:18 average over 6 games.

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

 

Weather:

Warmest game last week: Texas (vs Seattle), 98 degrees, Monday and Tuesday, August 6th and 7th.

Coldest game last week: San Francisco (vs Houston), 58 degrees, Tuesday, August 7th.

Warmest average for the week: Kansas City, 89.7 degrees over 6 games.

Coldest average for the week: San Francisco, 64.0 degrees over 6 games.

Windiest game last week: San Francisco vs Houston, 18 mph, Tuesday, August 7th.

Windiest week: Houston, 16.5 MPH over 2 games.

 

 

Ejections:

Total ejections last week: 8 (118 on full season)

Ejections by league: AL 5, NL 3. (Season total: AL 58, NL 60)

 

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
17909
29348
22207
2:30
4:38
3:11
74
85
80
0
9
3.4
Atlanta
7
25360
40297
30952
2:30
3:19
2:56
81
91
85.4
4
10
6.6
Baltimore
7
9474
25303
17496
2:41
4:01
3:08
72
89
79
0
8
2
Boston
7
18003
36798
26868
2:48
4:01
3:15
68
89
80.1
0
8
3
Chi Cubs
5
24294
41531
33474
2:31
3:11
2:54
78
96
85.8
5
9
6.5
1
Chi White Sox
6
18772
28061
23242
2:46
4:26
3:16
72
82
77.7
6
14
8.8
Cincinnati
6
17909
29348
22414
2:30
3:08
2:53
74
89
83.4
4
10
7.4
Cleveland
7
18620
28061
22949
2:46
3:31
3:02
75
85
79.4
2
14
8.3
Colorado
7
31649
47633
39325
2:33
3:31
3:01
72
92
83.3
5
8
6.7
Detroit
6
24849
38832
31779
2:33
3:09
2:50
80
94
86
6
10
7.2
Houston
6
34976
41613
39502
2:26
3:36
2:59
58
73
66.5
0
18
8.3
1
Kansas City
6
23409
38427
29294
2:31
3:04
2:52
87
96
89.7
6
10
7
1
LA Angels
6
34073
42722
38207
2:22
3:49
3:00
84
94
88.5
6
9
7.7
LA Dodgers
6
32062
47633
39861
2:48
3:31
3:10
63
92
79.8
5
14
8.3
Miami
6
6993
11478
8422
2:34
3:26
2:54
75
86
78
0
16
2.7
Milwaukee
6
25360
40297
33540
2:42
3:23
3:05
71
86
82
5
10
7.7
Minnesota
7
18620
30105
24558
2:33
3:21
2:54
75
85
79.7
2
10
6.7
1
NY Mets
6
6993
24287
15929
2:43
3:26
3:00
75
89
80.9
0
10
4
NY Yankees
7
19643
45933
34951
2:31
4:26
3:15
72
87
78.6
6
10
7.6
Oakland
5
32062
42722
37245
2:22
3:49
3:08
63
87
75.4
8
14
9.9
Philadelphia
6
21131
35098
25872
2:34
4:38
3:18
77
84
81.3
0
15
5.3
Pittsburgh
7
31649
41980
38115
2:18
3:44
2:53
64
81
71.1
5
16
10.7
San Diego
6
26306
39041
31233
2:34
3:23
3:06
71
84
81.3
7
15
9.2
San Francisco
6
40035
41980
41142
2:18
3:44
2:51
58
68
64
11
18
14.7
Seattle
7
17575
41236
30085
2:26
3:54
3:09
73
98
82.7
0
11
4.3
St. Louis
6
7230
38427
19058
2:34
3:04
2:54
77
90
84.8
0
16
6.7
1
Tampa Bay
6
9474
38797
21181
2:27
2:56
2:43
72
81
75.2
0
7
2.7
Texas
7
17575
45933
33049
2:26
3:54
3:07
75
98
88.6
6
11
8.9
Toronto
6
23082
38797
32116
2:27
3:27
2:52
68
81
75.3
0
7
3.5
1
Washington
6
26965
41531
32889
2:30
3:11
2:59
78
91
83.8
4
9
6.3
2

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
3
21131
23384
22299
2:58
4:38
3:34
77
81
79.3
0
0
0
Atlanta
3
25360
40297
34059
2:42
3:19
3:00
84
86
84.7
5
10
7.7
Baltimore
4
18003
25303
22752
2:48
4:01
3:23
83
89
86
1
8
4
Chi Cubs
2
41320
41531
41426
3:10
3:11
3:10
78
85
81.5
5
9
7
1
Chi White Sox
6
18772
28061
23242
2:46
4:26
3:16
72
82
77.7
6
14
8.8
Cincinnati
3
17909
29348
22115
2:30
3:04
2:49
74
85
80.7
4
9
6.7
Cleveland
4
18620
25942
22490
2:52
3:21
3:01
75
85
79
2
10
6.3
Colorado
7
31649
47633
39325
2:33
3:31
3:01
72
92
83.3
5
8
6.7
Detroit
3
24849
30105
27315
2:33
3:09
2:46
80
81
80.7
6
10
7.3
Houston
4
34976
41236
38787
2:48
3:36
3:07
73
73
73
0
0
0
1
Kansas City
6
23409
38427
29294
2:31
3:04
2:52
87
96
89.7
6
10
7
1
LA Angels
6
34073
42722
38207
2:22
3:49
3:00
84
94
88.5
6
9
7.7
Miami
6
6993
11478
8422
2:34
3:26
2:54
75
86
78
0
16
2.7
Milwaukee
3
27664
39041
33020
2:55
3:23
3:10
71
84
79.3
7
8
7.7
NY Mets
3
21644
24287
22713
2:43
3:08
2:58
81
89
86
6
10
8
NY Yankees
4
41304
45933
43973
2:31
3:34
3:05
75
87
81.5
6
10
7.8
Oakland
2
32062
33654
32858
3:00
3:21
3:10
63
67
65
9
14
11.5
San Diego
3
26306
35098
29445
2:34
3:20
3:02
83
84
83.3
8
15
10.7
San Francisco
6
40035
41980
41142
2:18
3:44
2:51
58
68
64
11
18
14.7
Tampa Bay
3
9474
11734
10487
2:41
2:52
2:48
72
72
72
0
0
0
Texas
3
17575
20116
18483
2:26
3:54
3:11
91
98
95.7
9
11
10
Toronto
6
23082
38797
32116
2:27
3:27
2:52
68
81
75.3
0
7
3.5
1
Washington
4
26965
30203
28621
2:30
3:08
2:54
81
91
86
4
8
5.5
2

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
Arizona
3
17909
29348
22115
2:30
3:04
2:49
74
85
80.7
4
9
6.7
Atlanta
4
26965
30203
28621
2:30
3:08
2:54
81
91
86
4
8
5.5
Baltimore
3
9474
11734
10487
2:41
2:52
2:48
72
72
72
0
0
0
Boston
7
18003
36798
26868
2:48
4:01
3:15
68
89
80.1
0
8
3
Chi Cubs
3
24294
32339
28172
2:31
2:52
2:44
87
96
90
6
6
6
Cincinnati
3
21644
24287
22713
2:43
3:08
2:58
81
89
86
6
10
8
Cleveland
3
18772
28061
23562
2:46
3:31
3:03
76
82
79.7
7
14
10.3
Detroit
3
34073
38832
36243
2:45
3:08
2:55
88
94
91.3
6
8
7
Houston
2
40251
41613
40932
2:26
3:02
2:44
58
62
60
15
18
16.5
LA Dodgers
6
32062
47633
39861
2:48
3:31
3:10
63
92
79.8
5
14
8.3
Milwaukee
3
25360
40297
34059
2:42
3:19
3:00
84
86
84.7
5
10
7.7
Minnesota
7
18620
30105
24558
2:33
3:21
2:54
75
85
79.7
2
10
6.7
1
NY Mets
3
6993
11478
9145
2:43
3:26
3:01
75
76
75.7
0
0
0
NY Yankees
3
19643
27038
22922
2:59
4:26
3:30
72
79
75.7
6
8
7.3
Oakland
3
38364
42722
40170
2:22
3:49
3:06
84
87
85.7
8
9
8.3
Philadelphia
6
21131
35098
25872
2:34
4:38
3:18
77
84
81.3
0
15
5.3
Pittsburgh
7
31649
41980
38115
2:18
3:44
2:53
64
81
71.1
5
16
10.7
San Diego
3
27664
39041
33020
2:55
3:23
3:10
71
84
79.3
7
8
7.7
Seattle
7
17575
41236
30085
2:26
3:54
3:09
73
98
82.7
0
11
4.3
St. Louis
6
7230
38427
19058
2:34
3:04
2:54
77
90
84.8
0
16
6.7
1
Tampa Bay
3
23082
38797
31875
2:27
2:56
2:39
75
81
78.3
4
7
5.3
Texas
4
41304
45933
43973
2:31
3:34
3:05
75
87
81.5
6
10
7.8
Washington
2
41320
41531
41426
3:10
3:11
3:10
78
85
81.5
5
9
7
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