The 1988 Baltimore Orioles won their first game of the season on April 29. Unfortunately, that was their 22nd game of the year. After starting the season with a 21-game losing streak, they finished with a 54-107 record. And that team had future Hall of Famers Eddie Murray and Cal Ripken having solid years, too.
Makes this year’s Orioles start of 8-20 not look quite so bad. Baltimore started off 2018 at a respectable 4-6 but then dropped 13 of their next 15 games. B-R lists them with five starters with a sub-70 OPS+ and Adam Jones with a 79 OPS+. And as bad as that sounds, the pitching isn’t any better. Big free agent acquisitions Andrew Cashner and Alex Cobb are a combined 1-7 with a 6.90 ERA