While the Billings Mustangs are off tonight, three of the Mustangs players will be taking the field this evening. The Pioneer League and the Northwest League will face off against each other in an All-Star game that takes place in Spokane, Washington. The Mustangs coaching staff will also be on hand as the reigning Pioneer League Champions.

There are no Mustangs in the starting lineup (unless it’s been changes since it was initially announced last week), but left handed pitcher Ty Boyles and infielders Blake Trahan and Brantley Bell will be there to represent Billings.

Ty Boyles is out to a great start, posting a 1.88 ERA in eight starts for the Mustangs. The 19-year-old left hander has thrown 48.0 innings with just two home runs allowed, 14 walks and he’s struck out 36 batters. His WHIP is sitting at 1.15 on the season. He’s just one of seven teenagers in the league who has made more than four starts this season.

Blake Trahan has spent nearly all of his season at shortstop, getting just one start at another position. The Reds 3rd round pick from 2015 has as many walks, 15, as he has strikeouts in 168 plate appearances this season. That approach has helped him post a .322/.389/.416 line on the season. He’s also added six stolen bases in nine attempts and has nine extra-base hits.

Brantley Bell has spent a majority of his season at third base, but he’s made four starts at second as well. The Reds 11th round pick is hitting .318/.373/.442 with 14 extra-base hits on the season. He does have six stolen bases, but he’s been caught five times as well.

If you are a subscriber to the Milb.tv service, the game will be available to watch tonight. So be sure to tune in if you are looking for a game to check out tonight.

One Response

  1. Mountains

    The guy who was supposed to start at second base got promoted, so Brantley Bell got the start at second. It appears that there is no other second baseman on the roster, so Bell is staying in for the whole game.