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Hiroshima Carp: May 6, 2010

by on May.06, 2010 @ 2:50 pm, under NPB

...14-20-0 (5th place):  The Carp went 4-5 over their recent 9-game campaign.  They lost the first series against the Yokohama Bay Stars (1-2), but managed to take 2 of 3 against the Chunichi Dragons.  They capped off their 9-game campaign by losing the last two games against the Bay Stars.

Notable Pitchers

Kenta Maeda - 2 G, 2-0, 15 IP, 1 ER
Takahiro Aoki - 1 G, 1-0, 9.0 IP, 0 ER
Eric Stults - 2 G, 0-2, 9.0 IP, 5 ER
Ken Takahashi - 4 G, 1-1, 1 Sv, 4.2 IP, 3 ER

Notable Offensive Players

Eishin Soyogi - 9 G, 10-for-32 (.313), 5 R, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 3 SB
Ken Kurihara - 9 G, 10-for-33 (.303), 6 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 SB
Akihiro Higashide - 9 G, 9-for-41 (.220), 2 R, 5 RBI, 2 SB
Soichiro Amaya - 9 G, 6-for-33 (.182), 4 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 6 SB

Notable Stats

35 runs scored
8 home runs
37 runs allowed

...Kenjiro Nomura's comments on the current state of the team:

"The only thing we can do now is wait for our pitches to get into a groove.  At the same time, we probably need to change something.  That could mean the way the coaches interact with the players, our practice methods...  Anything to help make the games more worthwhile.  Unless we start seeing results, we'll just end up going through the motions."