This isn’t the The Show. Wins and losses aren’t make-or-break in the Pioneer League.
Part of the challenge of baseball development is making sure young players stay within themselves and keep their confidence, especially against big deficits.
If pitching is what really matters -- if the collective aptitude of a pitching staff is what more often than not makes the difference between winning and losing -- the Mustangs have found the right formula.
The frustration came to a head for Billings Mustangs infielder Jhimy Lopez. Enmeshed in an oh-for-the-season slump, Lopez needed something — anything — to overcome his futility at the plate.