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

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Arizona61790929348222072:304:383:11748580093.4
Atlanta72536040297309522:303:192:56819185.44106.6
Baltimore7947425303174962:414:013:08728979082
Boston71800336798268682:484:013:15688980.1083
Chi Cubs52429441531334742:313:112:54789685.8596.51
Chi White Sox61877228061232422:464:263:16728277.76148.8
Cincinnati61790929348224142:303:082:53748983.44107.4
Cleveland71862028061229492:463:313:02758579.42148.3
Colorado73164947633393252:333:313:01729283.3586.7
Detroit62484938832317792:333:092:508094866107.2
Houston63497641613395022:263:362:59587366.50188.31
Kansas City62340938427292942:313:042:52879689.761071
LA Angels63407342722382072:223:493:00849488.5697.7
LA Dodgers63206247633398612:483:313:10639279.85148.3
Miami669931147884222:343:262:547586780162.7
Milwaukee62536040297335402:423:233:057186825107.7
Minnesota71862030105245582:333:212:54758579.72106.71
NY Mets6699324287159292:433:263:00758980.90104
NY Yankees71964345933349512:314:263:15728778.66107.6
Oakland53206242722372452:223:493:08638775.48149.9
Philadelphia62113135098258722:344:383:18778481.30155.3
Pittsburgh73164941980381152:183:442:53648171.151610.7
San Diego62630639041312332:343:233:06718481.37159.2
San Francisco64003541980411422:183:442:51586864111814.7
Seattle71757541236300852:263:543:09739882.70114.3
St. Louis6723038427190582:343:042:54779084.80166.71
Tampa Bay6947438797211812:272:562:43728175.2072.7
Texas71757545933330492:263:543:07759888.66118.9
Toronto62308238797321162:273:272:52688175.3073.51
Washington62696541531328892:303:112:59789183.8496.32

Home games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Arizona32113123384222992:584:383:34778179.3000
Atlanta32536040297340592:423:193:00848684.75107.7
Baltimore41800325303227522:484:013:23838986184
Chi Cubs24132041531414263:103:113:10788581.55971
Chi White Sox61877228061232422:464:263:16728277.76148.8
Cincinnati31790929348221152:303:042:49748580.7496.7
Cleveland41862025942224902:523:213:017585792106.3
Colorado73164947633393252:333:313:01729283.3586.7
Detroit32484930105273152:333:092:46808180.76107.3
Houston43497641236387872:483:363:077373730001
Kansas City62340938427292942:313:042:52879689.761071
LA Angels63407342722382072:223:493:00849488.5697.7
Miami669931147884222:343:262:547586780162.7
Milwaukee32766439041330202:553:233:10718479.3787.7
NY Mets32164424287227132:433:082:588189866108
NY Yankees44130445933439732:313:343:05758781.56107.8
Oakland23206233654328583:003:213:1063676591411.5
San Diego32630635098294452:343:203:02838483.381510.7
San Francisco64003541980411422:183:442:51586864111814.7
Tampa Bay3947411734104872:412:522:48727272000
Texas31757520116184832:263:543:11919895.791110
Toronto62308238797321162:273:272:52688175.3073.51
Washington42696530203286212:303:082:54819186485.52

Away games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Arizona31790929348221152:303:042:49748580.7496.7
Atlanta42696530203286212:303:082:54819186485.5
Baltimore3947411734104872:412:522:48727272000
Boston71800336798268682:484:013:15688980.1083
Chi Cubs32429432339281722:312:522:44879690666
Cincinnati32164424287227132:433:082:588189866108
Cleveland31877228061235622:463:313:03768279.771410.3
Detroit33407338832362432:453:082:55889491.3687
Houston24025141613409322:263:022:44586260151816.5
LA Dodgers63206247633398612:483:313:10639279.85148.3
Milwaukee32536040297340592:423:193:00848684.75107.7
Minnesota71862030105245582:333:212:54758579.72106.71
NY Mets369931147891452:433:263:01757675.7000
NY Yankees31964327038229222:594:263:30727975.7687.3
Oakland33836442722401702:223:493:06848785.7898.3
Philadelphia62113135098258722:344:383:18778481.30155.3
Pittsburgh73164941980381152:183:442:53648171.151610.7
San Diego32766439041330202:553:233:10718479.3787.7
Seattle71757541236300852:263:543:09739882.70114.3
St. Louis6723038427190582:343:042:54779084.80166.71
Tampa Bay32308238797318752:272:562:39758178.3475.3
Texas44130445933439732:313:343:05758781.56107.8
Washington24132041531414263:103:113:10788581.5597
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