A.J. Burnett left Tuesday's game in the fifth inning with a strained right shoulder.

Five days after he threw 130 pitches. As we said last week, there was good reason to start getting seriously concerned about Burnett's workload. The Jays keep skipping their fifth starter, meaning Burnett was almost exclusively working on four days' rest, and manager John Gibbons was still showing little regard for his pitch count. Assuming that Burnett goes on the DL -- and he should as a precaution, if nothing else -- the Jays could call up Jesse Litsch to take the rotation spot. John Thomson and Victor Zambrano are also possibilities.


Gibbons lets his start throw 130 pitches.. on 4 days rest... who has arm trouble in the past... smart... reaaaaaaaaal smart....