David Hess is making history this season, but it's not the kind of record book where a player wants to make his mark.
Hess, the 25-year-old right-hander for the Baltimore Orioles, has allowed 17 home runs, the most in the majors, and the total through nine starts is also a record for a Baltimore pitcher.
It won't get any easier for him, either. Hess is the scheduled starter on Sunday for the last of a three-game series against the Colorado Rockies. Coors Field is a hitter's park, and balls fly into the seats at a rapid rate, so if Hess is hoping to slow down the home run rate, Sunday might be a bad fit for him.