Marc Topkin’s takeaways from the Rays doubleheader loss to the Yankees:
* Yankees manager Aaron Boone created a new buzzword for his hitters – as well as backpage headlines and surely T-shirts - during a colorful and expletive laced tirade at opening game home plate ump Brennan Miller, calling them “(expletive-ing) savages in the box.’’
* Rays starter Yonny Chirinos can get in a pretty good rhythm when he has his assortment of pitches working. But when he gets in trouble, as during much of Thursday’s opener, the pace slows considerably, enough that manager Kevin Cash noted it.
* Trade rumors can be hatched based just on appearances, as well as circumstance and substance. So it’s worth noting that Rays top scout Bobby Heck was watching the Giants and Mets, who both have relievers, plus Noah Syndergaard starting vs. Madison Bumgarner.