Hiroshima Toyo Carp (広島東洋カープ)
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[8/8/2018] Tomohiro Abe out with fractured finger

Tomohiro Abe hurt his right hand while playing defense in the tenth inning of a game against the Yokohama Bay Stars on August 5. He was taken off the active roster on August 7 with a fractured middle finger.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/7/2018, Tokyo Sports 8/7/2018, Sponichi 8/7/2018, Daily Sports 8/7/2018

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[8/4/2018] Koichi Ogata picks up 300th managerial win

Koichi Ogata recorded the 300th managerial victory of his career when the Hiroshima Carp stopped a two-game losing streak with a 4-2 win over Yokohama Bay Stars 4-2 on August 4.

Ogata recorded the milestone win in his 521st game, fewest in Carp history and seventh fewest in NPB history. The milestone win is also sixth most in Carp history, behind Takeshi Kobal (711 wins), Koji Yamamoto (649 wins), Katsumi Shiraishi (581 wins), Toshiyuki Mimura (337 wins), and Kenjiro Nomura (321 wins).

Source: Daily Sports 8/4/2018, Sports Hochi 8/5/2018, Sanspo 8/5/2018

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Xavier Batista: Did You Know

Milestones

2018

July 27 vs Yokohama at Mazda Stadium – Batista blasted the first grand slam of his career (third inning off Joe Wieland).

Source: Dailly Sports 7/27/2018

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[7/22/2018] Takayoshi Noma taken off active roster

Takayoshi Noma hurt his left leg (possibly something near his left ankle) while running down a fly ball in the eighth inning of a game against the Yomiuri Giants on July 21. He was taken off the active roster on July 22.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/22/2018, Jiji 7/22/2018, Daily Sports 7/22/2018

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[7/22/2018] Softbank sends Kaisei Sone to Yokohama in return for Yuki Mima

The Softbank Hawks and Hiroshima Carp announced today that they reached an agreement on a trade. The Hawks will send twenty-three-year-old Kaisei Sone to the Bay Stars for twenty-four-year-old Yuki Mima.

Source: Softbank 7/22/2018, Hiroshima 7/22/2018, Daily Sports 7/22/2018, Nikkan Sports 7/22/2018, Sponichi 7/22/2018

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[7/9/2018] Hanshin at Hiroshima three-game series canceled

The Hiroshima Carp announced on July 8 that they decided to cancel their three-game home series against the Hanshin Tigers at Mazda Stadium between July 9 (Mon) and 11 (Wed) due to the heavy western Japan rains. In a statement posted at the team website, the Carp explained that they decided to cancel the series after thinking about the many victims of the disaster. They offered their condolences and prayers to those affected by the rains.

Source: Hiroshima 7/8/2018, Hiroshima 7/8/2018

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Kris Johnson: Did You Know

Milestones

2018

July 5 vs Yakult at Mazda Stadium – Johnson picked up the win and notched the fortieth victory of his Carp career. His forty wins tied Bryan Bullington’s Carp record for wins by a foreign player.

Source: Sponichi 7/5/2018, Nikkan Sports 7/5/2018, Sports Hochi 7/4/2018

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[6/28/2018] Ryuhei Matsuyama earns domestic FA option

Thirty-two-year-old Ryuhei Matsuyama earned his domestic free agent option with seven years of service time on the active roster on June 27.

Source: Daily Sports 6/27/2018, Sanspo 6/27/2018, Nikkan Sports 6/27/2018

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Ryuhei Matsuyama: Did You Know

Milestones

2018

June 26 vs Yomiuri at Mazda Stadium – Matsuyama hit a grand slam in the first inning off Takuya Kuwahara. It was the first grand slam of his career.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/27/2018, Sponichi 6/27/2018

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[6/28/2018] Hiroshima Carp make it to one million in attendance

The Hiroshima Carp set a new franchise record on June 27 by making it to one million in attendance in their thirty-third home game of the year. It took Hiroshima thirty-four home games last year to make the same mark.

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