Mar 4, 2015

Yamamoto says knee injury isn't serious

Chunichi Dragons veteran lefty Masahiro Yamamoto on Wednesday downplayed an injury he suffered a day earlier to his right knee. “Once the inflammation goes away I’ve been told it’s alright to move,” the 49-year-old Yamamoto said after arriving at Nagoya Dome. “I can walk, ...

Dragons lefty Yamamoto departs game after one pitch

Mar 3, 2015

Dragons lefty Yamamoto departs game after one pitch

Chunichi Dragons veteran left-hander Masahiro Yamamoto had to leave the mound after throwing just one pitch in a farm league game at Nagoya Dome on Tuesday. The 49-year-old Yamamoto, who last September became the oldest pitcher to win a game in Japanese baseball history, ...

Feb 17, 2015

Iwase cuts short bullpen session

Chunichi Dragons lefty Hitoki Iwase, who has saved more professional games than any other Japanese pitcher, gave up on his second bullpen session of the spring after just 16 pitches on Tuesday. “I didn’t get a good feeling when I was throwing. If I ...

Giants take stride toward CL pennant

Sep 24, 2014

Giants take stride toward CL pennant

The Yomiuri Giants took another step toward clinching their third straight Central League pennant on Wednesday with a 4-1 victory over the Chunichi Dragons. The Giants’ win and a 12-3 defeat by the second-place Hiroshima Carp saw Yomiuri’s magic number to clinch the pennant ...

Dragons bullpen thwarts Carp comeback attempt

Sep 11, 2014

Dragons bullpen thwarts Carp comeback attempt

Chunichi Dragons lefty Yudai Ono tossed one-run ball over 6-1/3 innings, drove in the decisive run, and the bullpen did the rest to stave off the Hiroshima Carp in a 2-1 victory on Thursday night. With second-place Hiroshima’s loss and a win by the ...

Ishihara's clutch single lifts Carp past Dragons

Aug 31, 2014

Ishihara's clutch single lifts Carp past Dragons

Substitute catcher Yoshiyuki Ishihara delivered a tiebreaking RBI single in the sixth inning and added insurance in the eighth as the Hiroshima Carp downed the Chunichi Dragons 6-4 on Sunday afternoon in Nagoya. The Carp won their third in a row and returned to ...