New York Mets defeat San Diego Padres, 2-1

Baseball fans fixed on the buzzworthy debut of instant legend Stephen Strasburg Tuesday night in Washington also missed a pretty decent pitching duel in Flushing.

Not to mention a couple of more reasons to expand the use of instant replay in baseball - and another thrilling finish at home for the Mets.

Mike Pelfrey and San Diego's Clayton Richard allowed just one run apiece, with the Mets' emerging workhorse lasting nine innings for the first time this year, before t...