Bowker relishing second chance

| Jun 2, 2014

Bowker relishing second chance

John Bowker’s second chance presented itself one morning in late April. Bowker was just sitting down for breakfast at his apartment in Campeche, a port city on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, when his telephone rang. He answered the call to find a scout from the ...

Tough luck for Kaneko

| Jun 1, 2014

Tough luck for Kaneko

Chihiro Kaneko no-hit the Yomiuri Giants for nine innings on Saturday. He then watched his team lose the game. Kaneko had the type of night that usually ends with a celebration. This time, he and the rest of the Orix Buffaloes simply filed into ...

Hawks spent wisely during winter

| May 26, 2014

Hawks spent wisely during winter

The Fukuoka Softbank Hawks were scheduled to play their 48th game of the season on Monday night at Nagoya Dome, placing the Kyushu club beyond the quarter-pole of the season but with a lot of games still between them and the halfway mark. Softbank ...

Carp crush Giants to send interleague warning

May 18, 2014

Carp crush Giants to send interleague warning

If Brad Eldred and the Hiroshima Carp keep playing like this, the six Pacific League clubs aren’t going to enjoy facing them any more than their Central League counterparts have so far this season. Eldred hit two home runs and finished with six RBIs, ...