Marc Topkin’s takeaways from Rays doubleheader loss to Yankees

On Aaron Boone’s new name for Yankees, Yonny Chirinos’ too-slow place, a Rays-Mets/Giants trade rumor is born.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone got colorful, and a bit off-color, in yelling at rookie umpire Brennan Miller in the first game of the Thursday July 19 doubleheader. [KATHY WILLENS | Associated Press]
Yankees manager Aaron Boone got colorful, and a bit off-color, in yelling at rookie umpire Brennan Miller in the first game of the Thursday July 19 doubleheader. [KATHY WILLENS | Associated Press]
Published July 19

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.

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