Hiroshima Carp News

Swallows punish Carp with ninth-inning salvoSwallows punish Carp with ninth-inning salvo
The Japan Times (May 24, 2015)

Masayoshi Miwa made Hiroshima pay for intentionally putting the go-ahead run on base with a come-from-behind, two-run, ninth-inning triple that lifted the Tokyo Yakult Swallows to a 9-8 win over the Carp on Sunday afternoon.
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hiroshima carpHiroshima Carp have next great infield duo
ONE World Sports (May 13, 2015)

The Hiroshima Carp middle-infield combination of Ryosuke Kikuchi and Kosuke Tanaka are turning heads the way they turn double plays.

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Kris JohnsonCarp pitcher Johnson putting it all together in Japan
The Japan Times (May 14, 2015)

Good luck trying to describe Hiroshima Carp pitcher Kris Johnson’s first few weeks in Japanese baseball.

He can’t even do it.
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Yusuku NomuraNomura pitches Carp to sweep against Giants
The Japan Times (May 6, 2015)

Yusuke Nomura allowed a run in seven innings as the Hiroshima Carp beat the Yomiuri Giants 4-1 on Wednesday.

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Takahiro AraiArai drives in five runs as Carp hammer Giants
The Japan Times (May 5, 2015)

Takahiro Arai drove in four runs in a 10-run first inning as the Hiroshima Carp knocked the Yomiuri Giants out of the Central League lead with a 13-1 rout on Tuesday.
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Botched infield fly gives Carp odd winBotched infield fly gives Carp odd win
The Yomiuri Shimbun (May 6, 2015)

In one of most bizarre endings to a Japan pro baseball game in years, the Hiroshima Carp scored a walkoff 3-2 victory over the Yomiuri Giants on Monday night on a pop fly that landed not two meters from home plate.
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Hiroki Kuroda 2Kuroda, Carp cruise past sloppy Tigers The Yomiuri Shimbun (April 25, 2015)

Hiroki Kuroda of the Hiroshima Carp won a classic matchup between a grizzled veteran and a baby-faced pitcher, battling for six innings in what became a sloppy 11-3 Central League loss for the Hanshin Tigers at Mazda Stadium on Saturday.
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Tomoyuki SuganoCarp win matchup of No. 1 starters
The Yomiuri Shimbun (April 10, 2015)

In a matchup of Opening Day starters, Thursday’s night game between the Yomiuri Giants and Hiroshima Carp figured to be a low-scoring game at Mazda Stadium, and it was.


kenta maedaMaeda records first victory of season
The Japan Times (April 9, 2015)

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.

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nate schierholtzHiroshima Carp Bring In Nate Schierholtz
One World Sports (April 9, 2015)

The Hiroshima Carp in the preseason were deemed to have enough talent to win their first Central League title since 1991, but a rough start to the regular season has them fishing for help.
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nate schierholtzCarp, outfielder Schierholtz finalize one-year deal
The Japan Times (April 3, 2015)

The Hiroshima Carp said Friday they have agreed on a one-year contract with left-hitting outfielder Nate Schierholtz, who had stints with the Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals in 2014.
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hiroki kurodaKuroda wins first game back with Carp
The Japan Times (March 29, 2015)

Former New York Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda, who has returned to Japan after seven years in the major leagues, pitched seven scoreless innings to lead the Hiroshima Carp to a 2-1 win over the Tokyo Yakult Swallows on Sunday.
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Hiroki Kuroda 2Carp hoping Kuroda can be final piece in title puzzle
The Japan Times (March 25, 2015)
Part of the Carp’s slogan for 2015 is “Red Rising,” and that’s exactly what the club has been doing the past few years. Hiroshima has increased its win total in each of the past four seasons. With former ace Hiroki Kuroda back in the fold, Hiroshima fans hope to reach even greater heights this year.

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carp girlsHiroshima Carp girls giving underfunded ball team a lift
The Japan Times (January 8, 2015)

While the Hiroshima Carp are often contenders for Nippon Professional Baseball’s Japan Series, the media have apparently crowned the team’s female fans as champions.

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Paul Walsh

Paul arrived in Hiroshima "for a few months" back in 1996. He is the co-founder of GetHiroshima.com and loves running in the mountains.