Oct 14, 2014

Ogata to become Carp's next skipper

Bench coach Koichi Ogata will take over as Hiroshima Carp manager after accepting an offer to replace Kenjiro Nomura, the Central League club said Tuesday. Nomura announced last week he would step down after the post season. Nomura guided Hiroshima to third place in ...

Carp set to hold off on posting ace Maeda

Oct 13, 2014

Carp set to hold off on posting ace Maeda

Hiroshima Carp owner Hajime Matsuda indicated Monday the team is unlikely to accept tender bids for Kenta Maeda under the posting system this offseason following the right-hander’s disappointing season in 2014. “We have the right. We would like to let him go, but based ...

Tigers advance to Central League finale despite tie

Oct 12, 2014

Tigers advance to Central League finale despite tie

The Hanshin Tigers advanced to the final stage of the Central League playoffs on Sunday thanks to a 0-0 tie with the Hiroshima Carp in Game 2 of the Central League Climax Series first stage. Nippon Professional Baseball’s rules limit Climax Series games to ...

Carp fail to secure second place

Oct 6, 2014

Carp fail to secure second place

Right-hander Kenta Maeda allowed three runs in eight innings in what could turn out to be his final home game for the Hiroshima Carp, who were consigned to third place on Monday in a 4-1 loss to the Central League-champion Yomiuri Giants. The game ...

Oct 4, 2014

Carp closer Mickolio deactivated

The Hiroshima Carp deactivated closer Kam Mickolio on Saturday due to a left hip injury that will keep him out of the first stage of the Central League’s playoffs. The 30-year-old Mickolio complained of groin pain during Wedneday’s 4-2 loss to the Hanshin Tigers ...

Nomi helps Tigers close gap on Carp

Oct 1, 2014

Nomi helps Tigers close gap on Carp

Left-handed ace Atsushi Nomi allowed a run in six innings on Wednesday as the Hanshin Tigers beat the Hiroshima Carp 4-2 to move within a hair of the Carp in the race for the second seed in the Central League playoffs. Nomi (9-13) gave ...

Strong start carries Carp past Swallows

Sep 25, 2014

Strong start carries Carp past Swallows

Eishin Soyogi homered, tripled and doubled on Thursday to power the Hiroshima Carp to a 9-1 victory over the Tokyo Yakult Swallows and keep his team’s slim chances of a Central League pennant alive. Soyogi capped a four-run first inning at Jingu Stadium with ...