It's no secret that the Mustangs are one of the Pioneer League's best at developing young talent and preparing it to move along through (in their case) the Cincinnati Reds organization. Several players on the current Reds roster spent time in Billings.
Jon Matthews’ long, tailing drive to right-center was caught. And then it wasn’t.
The Billings Mustangs rank seventh in the eight-team Pioneer League in batting average, but it’s with a highly respectable .276 average.
Billings Mustangs relief pitcher Joel Bender can admit it.
Aside from some solid starting pitching, the Billings Mustangs have built the Pioneer League’s best record (tied with Ogden at 7-3) without dominating a bunch of statistical categories.
It was just one game, to be sure. But when a No. 1 draft pick makes his professional debut, and shines doing it, well, it makes everyone in that organization feel great.
While Billings Mustangs pitchers were having trouble getting anybody out in Monday’s season opener with Missoula, Osprey pitchers went through the night pretty much unscathed.
Tony Cingrani simply blew away Pioneer League batters last year while with the Billings Mustangs.
Cincinnati second baseman Brandon Phillips signed a six-year, $72.5 million contract extension with the Reds on Tuesday.
Hard to believe that it's been nearly a decade already that Jim Paduch brought such joy to Billings Mustangs fans.
Not only did the major leagues open the season on Thursday (oops, I forgot about Wednesday's Cards-Marlins game ... oops, again, I forgot about last week's A's-Marlins series in Tokyo) most of the minor leagues are up and running already, as well.
The Mustangs return to Billings on Wednesday for a six-game homestand against the Helena Brewers and Missoula Osprey. With their 10-6 win over the Osprey on Tuesday, the Mustangs climbed over .500 for the first time this season and bring a three-game winning streak in to Dehler Park. Outfiel…
The 2011 Pioneer League baseball season is underway with all eight teams hitting the diamond on Monday. On the season's opening day, the offenses appeared to be a little ahead of the pitching as the teams averaged a combined 14.25 runs per game. Orem held off Casper 7-6, Helena outlasted Mis…
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The Cincinnati Reds signed first-round draft pick Yasmani Grandal just a few hours before the Monday night deadline, and general manager Walt Jocketty said the catcher will eventually appear in a Mustangs uniform.
The Mustangs wrapped up their six-game homestand with a 2-1 loss to Missoula in a Sunday rubber match at Dehler Park. The Ponies were shut down by Missoula starter Patrick Schuster, who limited them to one run on five hits in five innings. Billings went 3-3 on its stay at Dehler and will now…
*** After two consecutive nights of being shut down by opposing pitching, the Mustangs bats made a triumphant return in an 8-2 win over the Missoula Osprey Friday night.
*** The Mustangs were one-hit for the second consecutive time Thursday night, and this time they couldn't pull out the victory.
*** Wednesday night's game between the Mustangs and Helena Brewers ended in a way I've never seen before. I don't even recall hearing of a game ending this way.
*** After the first week of the Pioneer League season, fighting for the first-half pennant seemed to be the remotest of possibilities for the Mustangs.
Some of the storylines for tonight's Mustangs game against Idaho Falls:
*** Another thrilling night at Dehler Park. This time the Mustangs rallied for four runs in the bottm of the ninth inning, with the game-winner coming off the bat of Dominic D'Anna.