anshots Sections Scaling the RocksPebble ReportRockpileRockies Game ThreadsRockies Fan ExperienceRockies Game RecapsDodgers 10 Babe Ruth Jersey , Rockies 6: Rox lose home opener to division rivalNew,66commentsIt was not the greatest home opener Dodgers 10, Rockies 6: Rox lose home opener to division rivalThe first game at Coors Field in 2019 was a bit of a clunker. The Rockies fell to the Dodgers 10-6, and it didn’t even feel that close. Tyler Anderson didn’t have a good start, and a lot of the offensive woes seemed to have traveled from Florida to Colorado along with the team. Two starters, two talesIt wasn’t Tyler Anderson’s day, as he pitched 4+ innings and gave up six runs on nine hits. The one that hurt — the one that Bud Black called the “backbreaker” — was a Cody Bellinger three-run home run in the fifth inning. Anderson faced one more batter, who singled, before being removed. That makes two weak starts for Anderson in 2019. It’s way, way too early to draw too many conclusions about Anderson, but it doesn’t allay my worry that the bottom of the rotation could end being a serious liability for the Rockies, at least given the current personnel. Still http://www.bravesfanproshop.com/authentic-nick-markakis-jersey , he was facing a really tough Dodgers lineup, and they took advantage of every mistake he made. It was a combination of a not great start against a great lineup.On the other hand, Kenta Maeda didn’t really pitch that well. He gave up four hits and walked four batters in his five innings of work, and twice he had to work out of bases loaded situations. And yet, he gave up just one run. Part of that might have to do with the fact that the Rockies offense is really struggling right now. It was a combination of a not great pitching performance fortunate enough to face a struggling offense. An offensive sparkComing home at leas poked the Rockies slumbering offense, although it’s far from awak. They failed to take advantage of a couple of bases loaded opportunities against Maeda, which they found themselves in mostly due to walks and bloop hits. They pressed at the plate and swung at some bad pitches. But Trevor Story hit two home runs, and it was also nice to see David Dahl smack his first home run of the season in the ninth, even though the game was well over by that point. Up nextGame two of the three game series against the Dodgers continues tomorrow at 6:10 MT. It’s a nice pitching matchup, with Jon Gray going against Walker Buehler. With multiple holes in the rotation, David Hess will have several chances to prove himself next year. After a strong second half in 2018, Hess will look for consistency in his sophomore season."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Commentary & AnalysisOrioles ProspectsOrioles Game RecapsOrioles News and RumorsCamdencastCommentary & AnalysisDavid Hess will have every opportunity in 2019New Freddie Freeman Jersey ,1commentWith multiple holes in the rotation, David Hess will have several chances to prove himself next year. After a strong second half in 2018, Hess will look for consistency in his sophomore season.throughout the years. He made his first appearance at Bowie in 2015 before spending all of 2016 and 2017 with the Baysox. Hess finally put things together at Double-A with an 11-9 record and a 3.85 ERA in 2017. Hess made six starts at Norfolk in 2018 before getting the call to the show. In his final start before the promotion on May 8, he allowed only one hit in seven innings against the Durham Bulls. Outside of a five-run blemish, he only allowed two runs in his five other starts. A month after working six strong innings in his major league debut, Hess began a severe downslide on June 12 against the Red Sox. He allowed five runs in 3.1 innings, and began a five game streak of allowing at least five runs. He was called on to make a relief appearance on July 4, and allowed two runs in two innings. His ERA surpassed six on Independence Day, and it peaked at 6.41 after another loss on August 3.Hess allowed seven runs, five earned, in 3.1 innings in a loss to Texas on the third. The defeat brought his record to 2-6, and people began to question why Hess was still in Baltimore’s rotation.The Tennessee native bounced back http://www.bravesfanproshop.com/authentic-nick-markakis-jersey , and began to give the club a reason to keep him in their future plans. The start in Texas was the last time he would allow five earned runs in a game, and he only allowed more than three one time for the remainder of the season. With his strong September, Hess reduced his ERA to 4.88. Is it going to turn any heads? Of course not. But there’s something to be said about a guy taking his lumps and then finishing strong. Hess will be considered for the rotation next year, and it’s difficult to think of a scenario where he doesn’t get the ball every fifth day. It’s not so much a credit to Hess, but a question of who would take his place. The Orioles already have spots to fill in the rotation. After dealing Kevin Gausman and shutting down Andrew Cashner, the Birds had a difficult time finding guys to finish out the season.The Orioles should sign a veteran arm or two to eat innings, but they certainly will not be in the market for a big name or anyone with a significant price tag. It’s not a question of “Why Hess?” as much as it’s “Who else besides Hess?”As an affordable arm that has years of club control, Hess will be in the rotation for as long as he’s serviceable. Hopefully, by the time the Orioles are contenders again, the club will have several young arms trying to force their way into the picture (one can hope, right?). Hess has a few years to prove he belongs in a starting rotation for a contender.