Botched call serves as wakeup call for NPB umps

May 17, 2015

Botched call serves as wakeup call for NPB umps

The bizarre ending of a recent game between the Central League’s Hiroshima Carp and Yomiuri Giants was a wakeup call for umpires, according to participants and veteran umpires. The Carp beat the Giants 3-2 on May 4 at Mazda Stadium because of an umpire’s ...

Baldiris' homer sends BayStars past Carp

May 15, 2015

Baldiris' homer sends BayStars past Carp

Aarom Baldiris hit a two-run home run that put the Central League-leading Yokohama BayStars in front for good in a wild 6-5 win over the Hiroshima Carp. The BayStars overturned a three-run deficit against veteran Hiroki Kuroda with a run in the fourth and ...

Otake makes strong return to Giants

May 13, 2015

Otake makes strong return to Giants

Kan Otake produced an impressive — if long-delayed — second effort on Wednesday, throwing seven innings for the Yomiuri Giants in a 1-0 win over the Hiroshima Carp. After spending most of the spring working to regain his form in the minors, Otake (1-1) ...

Nomura pitches Carp to sweep against Giants

May 6, 2015

Nomura pitches Carp to sweep against Giants

Yusuke Nomura allowed a run in seven innings as the Hiroshima Carp beat the Yomiuri Giants 4-1 on Wednesday. Nomura (2-2) allowed five hits and struck out eight without issuing a walk to outduel Giants starter Tomoyuki Sugano (3-4). Sugano’s poor command was exacerbated ...

Swallows light up Carp starter Kuroda early

May 1, 2015

Swallows light up Carp starter Kuroda early

The Tokyo Yakult Swallows took advantage of Hiroki Kuroda’s poor command early and held on for a 5-4 victory over the Hiroshima Carp on Friday night. Yasuhiro “Ryan” Ogawa (3-0) allowed three runs in seven innings to earn the win after giving up four ...

Sakamoto, Sugano lift Giants to win over Carp

Apr 22, 2015

Sakamoto, Sugano lift Giants to win over Carp

In a pitchers’ duel that lived up to its billing, Giants shortstop Hayato Sakamoto made the difference in Yomiuri’s 1-0 win over the Hiroshima Carp on Wednesday. With two outs and runners on the corners at Tochigi Prefecture’s Utsunomiya Stadium, Carp leadoff man Tomohiro ...

Maeda records first victory of season

Apr 9, 2015

Maeda records first victory of season

Carp ace Kenta Maeda earned his first win of the season on Thursday after throwing seven innings in a 1-0 victory over the Yomiuri Giants. Before 26,796 at Mazda Stadium, the last-place Carp scored their only run against complete-game loser Tomoyuki Sugano (1-2) in ...

Apr 8, 2015

Carp's Eldred set for return to Japan

Brad Eldred, who led the Central League with 37 home runs last season, will return to Japan on Friday after having knee surgery, the Hiroshima Carp announced Wednesday. Eldred underwent a procedure to repair the medial meniscus in his right knee on March 16. ...