With the Marlins clinging to a one-run lead in the sixth, Don Mattingly had a decision to make.
Stick with his tiring starter, Dan Straily, and pray that he can finish off the inning with one more out? Or call down to the bullpen and bring in Adam Conley?
The manager opted for Straily, and the decision backfired.
Straily left a 3-1 change up over the middle of the plate and Franmil Reyes laid waste to it. Reyes bashed Straily’s 108th pitch for a two-run homer that wiped out a Marlins comeback and propelled the Padres to a 9-5 victory at Petco Park on Tuesday.