Sounds like every other manager
Rosso entered in the sixth inning, but he was called on to face the middle of Miami’s lineup with one out and a runner on second. Perhaps it wasn’t the best spot for an inexperienced reliever to make his big-league debut. Nick Pivetta or Tommy Hunter would have been better options. But Girardi said he wanted to stay away from Pivetta until Saturday as the righthander pitched on Tuesday at Citizens Bank Park. Instead, Girardi went with Rosso and the Marlins jumped him.
“We thought it was a pretty good matchup with the hitters that they had coming up,” Girardi said. “That didn’t work quite the way that we wanted it to. He got the big strikeout and thought that he might get out of it, but he gave up the double to Cooper and that expanded the lead to 5-1.”
“We’ve all been there,” Girardi said. “That first game. Sometimes it goes really well and then sometimes it doesn’t. But I still really believe in that young man. He’ll get through it.”