First things first: Toronto Blue Jays left-hander J.A. Happ, making his first start in 20 days, did not appear to be injured when he left Tuesday's game in the fifth inning.
"I'm fine," Happ said with a quizzical look.
Chad Jenkins, who came in relief for Toronto in the sixth, worked three scoreless innings and represented the 51st player that the Jays have used this season.
A total of 25 Jays opened the season in Cleveland. More than that have come and gone since.
Many were 51s in triple-A Las Vegas, including David Cooper, Moises Sierra, Adeiny Hechavarria, Anthony Gose and Yan Gomes, but only Jenkins is the 51st Jay.
Happ and Jenkins weren't all that bad Tuesday as the Jays fell to Tampa Bay Rays right-hander James Shields in a 4-1 loss before 13,823 fans at Tropicana Field.
The small-market Tampa Bays ($63.6 million team payroll) are on their way to winning their 16th consecutive home series against the Jays -- 14 at the Trop and one at Champion Stadium at Disney's Wide World of Sports where things got really goofy, as even Goofy showed.
Happ loses first Jays start
Toronto Sun | Aug 8