In 1989, the Mets beat St. Louis, 8-4, to win their 11th straight Opening Day at Shea. “Dwight Gooden”:http://www.baseball-reference.com/g/goodedw01.shtml picked up the win for the Mets and Howard Johnson homered.
By this time Doc had already started his downhill slide. Too bad. There’s no telling how good Doc and Darryl would have become. There could have been another ring had they stayed clean. You never know.