Caleb Thielbar's impressive streak of scoreless innings may be over, but the Twins rookie has still been a bright spot for Minnesota during the first half of the year.
Before Monday's game against Tampa Bay, Thielbar had yet to allow a run in his first 19 23 innings of his major league career. Since making his debut on May 20, Thielbar made Twins history with his scoreless innings streak by not allowing a run in his first 17 games -- something that only six other major league pitchers had done since 1921.
Rays second baseman Ben Zobrist put an end to that historic streak Monday with a two-run home run off Thielbar. Only Zobrist's run was credited to the rookie left-hander, who saw his streak come to a screeching halt at 20 innings.
For someone who once pitched for the independent St. Paul Saints, Thielbar's story -- scoreless innings streak or not -- has been an inspiring one to follow.
"Thielbar has been impressive," said Twins general manager Terry Ryan during the Twins' last home...