MLB 2018 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 9/10: NL Ejection Title Imminent?


After last week, the American League had narrowed the ejection gap between the two leagues down to one ejection.  Upon hearing this news from their diligent reading of AMSTS, the National League decided that this was the week to start putting an effort in.  THIRTEEN ejections by the NL alone, compared to the AL’s one.  A new weekly record for 2018 ejections.  Has the NL done it? Have they clinched their first ejection title in the past four years?  Stay tuned throughout September.

 

Twelve teams, a majority of the teams that hosted MLB games last week, saw crowds of fewer than 20,000 once on the week, with seven of them averaging below the level.  On the top end, only the Dodgers, Rockies, and Brewers drew above 40,000 with only the Dodgers averaging above the mark.  The sad-sack Marlins failed to draw more than 7,500 to a game this week, including being outdrawn by ten AAA games last week (there were only 59 AAA games last week).

They were joined by a few other teams:

MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Miami (outdrawn by 10 AAA games), Pittsburgh (outdrawn by 4 AAA games), Tampa and Seattle (outdrawn by 1 AAA game)

 

 

Game times stayed at about the 3:02 mark last week with only Atlanta and Boston not playing a game shorter than that mark. A rain-shortened game took the shortest title, for 1:44 on Saturday in Cincinnati as the last place Reds and last place Padres played only seven innings on Saturday upon request of the fans.

 

Temps varied with nine teams playing games above 90 degrees while fourteen didn’t play a game over 80 degrees.  The big cool-off seems to be coming, finally!

 

Now, 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 Philadelphia), Wednesday, September 5th. 6,427

Highest-(Lowest attendance) last week: LA Dodgers (vs NY Mets), Wednesday, September 5th. 40,317

Highest attendance last week: Colorado (vs LA Dodgers), Saturday, September 8th. 47,867

Lowest-(Highest attendance) last week: Miami (vs Philadelphia), Monday, September 3rd. 7,771

 

Game time:

Longest game last week: Arizona (vs Atlanta), Thursday, September 6th. 4:11 (7-6 Atlanta)

Shortest game last week: Cincinnati (vs San Diego), Saturday, September 8th. 1:44 (7-2 Cincinnati)

Longest average game for the week: Atlanta, 3:45 average over 7 games.

Quickest average game for the week: Cincinnati, 2:41 average over 7 games.

Weather:

Warmest game last week: Pittsburgh (vs Cincinnati), 92 degrees, Wednesday, September 5th.

Coldest game last week: Detroit (vs St. Louis), 59 degrees, Sunday, September 9th.

Warmest average for the week: Pittsburgh, 81.8 degrees over 5 games.

Coldest average for the week: NY Yankees, 66.3 degrees over 6 games.

Windiest game last week: Chi White Sox vs LA Angels, 19 mph, Sunday, September 9th.

Windiest week: LA Angels, 13.5 MPH over 6 games.

 

 

Ejections:

Total ejections last week: 14 (151 on full season)

Ejections by league: AL 1, NL 13. (Season total: AL 69, NL 82)

 

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
Arizona61855640482271842:474:113:39767978.20001
Atlanta72190340482323063:034:113:45768380.30104.23
Baltimore61027520579138672:333:192:58717572.3041.3
Boston52838640394355453:033:443:30678374.96108.2
Chi Cubs63207044462385152:454:003:17659176.30165.72
Chi White Sox61301227146189982:483:453:14669075.351913.5
Cincinnati7885520977144031:443:122:41619279.63116.7
Cleveland71704135353242852:313:513:02619178.30137.6
Colorado62472747867370572:413:533:16658677.2364.21
Detroit61301230268197232:413:262:59599073.551611.9
Houston53101139559351002:583:383:16677370.30104
Kansas City61704125814204462:313:362:50689179.571310.7
LA Angels61762527146213402:443:453:10668774.891913.5
LA Dodgers64015747867436242:393:533:18688677.4375.2
Miami5642719515113912:243:142:536078720135
Milwaukee63091644462376912:513:203:03648072.201893
Minnesota61994439559280912:363:363:02687572.50136
NY Mets62337946651341342:393:303:05617869.46139
NY Yankees61753640546308222:323:122:55617066.301451
Oakland61557240546238492:533:253:08617367.34149.5
Philadelphia6642725094156592:243:142:54617670.30135.8
Pittsburgh5885519515135772:333:032:50609281.83137
San Diego61430322514182711:443:192:48617871.80115.5
San Francisco62472743256332942:483:182:58647969.231810.31
Seattle61126538733254512:323:192:53677570.8041.8
St. Louis62126830268243602:414:103:20599075.34169.52
Tampa Bay61027518034149742:383:052:49687973.7071.9
Texas61557227932204412:443:253:07678776.771410
Toronto71759435353239262:383:513:00617972094.9
Washington62163741346291652:454:103:36659180.53167.5

Home games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Arizona61855640482271842:474:113:39767978.20001
Atlanta32838640394347043:033:443:29818382.36108.3
Boston23668436930368073:253:383:31676867.56108
Chi White Sox61301227146189982:483:453:14669075.351913.5
Cincinnati41430320977171401:443:122:41617668.86118.3
Cleveland31704120536186712:312:592:438591877139.3
Colorado62472747867370572:413:533:16658677.2364.21
Detroit32126830268245832:412:562:49596763.7111613.7
Houston33101139559339622:583:213:06737373000
LA Dodgers34031746651440582:393:303:08687873676.3
Miami36427777171102:243:142:47737675000
Milwaukee63091644462376912:513:203:03648072.201893
Minnesota31994425814222202:363:362:58687572101312
NY Mets32337925094242092:433:123:02617265.7111311.7
Oakland61557240546238492:533:253:08617367.34149.5
Pittsburgh5885519515135772:333:032:50609281.83137
Seattle61126538733254512:323:192:53677570.8041.8
Tampa Bay31027513632121142:513:052:58727272000
Texas31762521048195462:443:123:02788782.391110
Toronto71759435353239262:383:513:00617972094.9
Washington62163741346291652:454:103:36659180.53167.5

Away games

TeamCount of GamesMin AttendanceMax AttendanceAvg AttendanceMin Time of GameMax Time of GameAvg Time of GameMin TempMax TempAvg TempMin WindMax WindAvg WindEjections
Atlanta42190340482305083:454:113:57767978.30003
Baltimore61027520579138672:333:192:58717572.3041.3
Boston32838640394347043:033:443:29818382.36108.3
Chi Cubs63207044462385152:454:003:17659176.30165.72
Cincinnati3885513843107532:332:552:42889290.3375
Cleveland42061835353284962:433:513:16617769.5095.8
Detroit31301216036148632:483:263:10789083.351410
Houston23668436930368073:253:383:31676867.56108
Kansas City61704125814204462:313:362:50689179.571310.7
LA Angels61762527146213402:443:453:10668774.891913.5
LA Dodgers34015747867431902:413:533:28748681.7354
Miami21611019515178133:003:033:0160786971310
Minnesota33101139559339622:583:213:06737373000
NY Mets34031746651440582:393:303:08687873676.3
NY Yankees61753640546308222:323:122:55617066.301451
Philadelphia6642725094156592:243:142:54617670.30135.8
San Diego61430322514182711:443:192:48617871.80115.5
San Francisco62472743256332942:483:182:58647969.231810.31
St. Louis62126830268243602:414:103:20599075.34169.52
Tampa Bay31759418034178332:382:422:39687975.3073.7
Texas31557227932213362:593:253:1367737171410