Schilling and Able

Schilling and Able

Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, right, talks with the team's newly acquired catcher, Javy Lopez, during the sixth inning of a baseball game with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on Friday night, Aug. 4, 2006, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Lopez was traded from the Baltimore Orioles earlier in the day. He came into the game in the second inning after Doug Mirabelli injured his ankle.

(AP Photo)

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"It took me by surprise [said Javy Lopez on being acquired by the Red Sox]. I was ready in case something happened, I didn't expect to be in the game so early [but] I get to know my pitchers early enough to be relaxed tomorrow... It's fun.

"[Mirabelli's injury is] something I don't wish anybody. When I saw him, it looked pretty bad, [then] I got myself ready, physically and mentally. It's tough. First game... it's tough."

"[It was] very enjoyable [catching Curt Schilling in the sixth]. This is a guy who hardly walks anybody. The games are a lot quicker, I like that. The way he donminates his pitches, on any count, it's really impressive." -- 6.4.06, Javy Lopez, Red Sox starting catcher

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