Carp hammer Giants in clash of CL's top teams

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jun 26, 2018

Carp hammer Giants in clash of CL's top teams

Kris Johnson was rescued by Ryuhei Matsuyama's grand slam and other slugging teammates on Tuesday as the Central League-leading Hiroshima Carp pounded the second-place Yomiuri Giants 14-5. Hiroshima batters overcame an early four-run deficit at Mazda Stadium to back Johnson, who allowed four earned runs ...

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Apr 19, 2017

Carp pitcher Johnson remains sidelined by illness

Hiroshima Carp workhorse Kris Johnson, winner of last year's Sawamura Award, remains unable to practice due to illness, the team's chief trainer said Wednesday. Johnson, who is in his third Nippon Professional Baseball season, won last year's Sawamura Award as NPB's most impressive starting pitcher. ...

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Apr 5, 2017

Carp's Johnson out with throat infection

The Hiroshima Carp's Sawamura Award winner Kris Johnson was deactivated due to a case of pharyngitis Wednesday. The 32-year-old right-hander was roughed up last Friday on opening day, when he allowed seven runs in 3⅔ innings. He fell ill Monday and developed a fever along ...