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    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. 

      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.

      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…


      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.

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