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SCRAPPERS NOTEBOOK From Cafaro Field



Published: Mon, August 13, 2001 @ 12:00 a.m.



Injury update: Catcher Brad Guglielmelli left the game in the sixth inning after taking a ball off his thumb. He was replaced by Kenton Myers. "He couldn't feel the ball coming out of his hand after that," manager Dave Turgeon said of the right-handed catcher. "Hopefully it's just a bone bruise and not a ligament, tendon or nerve problem." Turgeon said Gulielmelli will be day-to-day. Guglielmelli joins Angel Bastardo as injured catchers. Bastardo is on the disabled list with an aggravated hamstring. "It was just a strain, and we had him back to the point where we were just testing it," Turgeon said of Bastardo. "He went full bore, and he tweaked it again. He's just a guy who is very susceptible to muscle strains. It's unfortunate because he was playing about as [well] as he has played." Turgeon said Bastardo is out at least seven to 10 days. "Hamstrings and catchers don't mix real well," Turgeon said. "We have to make sure he's 100 percent before he gets back there." Brian Kirby and Josh Bard, in addition to Myers, are listed as catchers on the Scrappers' roster.

Snapped: Miguel Quintana went 0-for-4 Sunday, ending a two-game streak in which he homered. Quintana, the right fielder, hit his third homer Friday against Williamsport and added his fourth Saturday against Utica.

Spectacular: Maximo Made impressed fans and teammates in the ninth inning when he made a diving catch of a ball off the bat of Utica's Charlie Frazier. Made ranged far to his right and extended in mid-air to catch the ball and prevent it from going into center field. "The guy plays 100 percent whether he's up by 13 or down by 13," Turgeon said. "It's a credit to him, but he's not the only one who's going to do that in that situation. These guys work their [butts] off every day."

Cashing in: Before the game, the Mahoning Valley Professional Baseball Association presented four area athletes with $1,000 scholarships. They were Warren John F. Kennedy's Jason Lee, Lordstown's Thomas Calko, Howland's Bethany Reinhardt and Western Reserve's Jaclyn Speece.

-- Brian Richesson




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