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Tuesday's Frosty Mug

Good morning, Brewer fans. Coming off an off-day, the Brewers are still 5-1, and today for the first consecutive day, they lead the NL Central all by themselves. They've had at least a share of the lead for eight straight days. Tonight, they host Johnny Cueto, Fransisco Cordero and the Cincinnatti Reds to open a 3-game series. It's time for a Frosty Mug.

With yesterday being an off day, there's no video highlights or win probability graphs to show you, but there's still Baseball Digest Daily's recaps of yesterday's games.

Also, there is this: Buster Olney's three things you should know, including news that I'm sure will shock most of you: Ben Sheets is the Brewers ace, and if he gets hurt, it'll have a negative impact on the team.

I read about 190 baseball blogs and sites daily, and this is why I do it: Sometimes there's only one person saying something everyone should hear. Today, that one voice is Scott over at In-Between Hops. He notes that Prince Fielder didn't hit his second home run until his 16th game last year. So let's give him another week or two before we condemn the "vegetarian lifestyle." Also, Scott has a really nice chart to illustrate Prince's HR progress in 2007 and 2008.

Brief Alphabetical Morning (BAM) Injury Reports:

Red Sox P Bartolo Colon, currently in AAA, is on the 7-day DL with a side strain.
A's P Justin Duchscherer will miss a start with a bicep strain.
Rays OF Cliff Floyd was scratched from last night's game with knee soreness.
Rich Harden has been scratched from his start tonight. Not sure why.
Derek Jeter left last night's game with a strained quad.
Fransisco Rodriguez had to leave last night's game with an ankle injury.
Mets P Matt Wise is still unavailable with right forearm stiffness.

The results are in from Week 1's Baseball Happenings blogpoll for AL awards. The top picks on the BCB ballot, David Murphy, Felix Hernandez and A.J. Pierzynski, won the ROTY, Cy Young and MVP voting, respectively. Follow the link to see the full voting results.

We've been calling Joe Morgan "Admiral Obvious" around my apartment for years, but watching his call of an umpire taking a 90 mph fastball to the mask pretty much sealed it.

The Reds moved one step closer to spending the spring in Arizona yesterday.

Also moving: The Louisville Slugger factory in California that makes aluminum and composite bats. It's always a shame to see jobs leave the country, but at least now we know the American economy will see no impact at all when the NCAA and other organizing bodies finally make the switch to wood bats.

This really doesn't have anything to do with anything, but Faith and Fear in Flushing loves magnetic schedules almost as much as I do. I've already got one on my fridge (the Clinton Lumberkings) this spring, and hope to have a bunch more by the end of April.

That's all for today. Drink up.