After winning Friday night in the bottom of the 11th and then getting blown out Saturday, the Washington Nationals beat the Houston Astros on Sunday to win the series. The a third inning barrage of back-to-back-to-back home runs (Ian Desmond, Rick Ankiel, Ryan Zimmerman) off of Henry Sosa* highlighted the game:

The would go on to win 8-2.

All of that was overshadowed though by what the rookies had to endure as the team traveled up the Northeast Corridor on Amtrak Acela train.

From @JesusFloresN26

Apparently, Jayson Werth was the instigator of perhaps the most impressive rookie hazing ever. That’s why he’s making $126 million over the next 7 seasons. Of course, Stephen Strasburg (fresh off of a so-so 57 pitch, 3 inning, 1 run performance), was Papa Smurf. Wilson Ramos seemed a little too happy to be Smurfette. More details from DC Sports Bog (The Post): Nationals rookies dressed as smurfs

I wonder what Charles Krauthammer thinks…

*None of the DC newspapers mentioned that Sosa gave up the back-to-back-to-back homers, only nationals.com’s Bill Ladson did.

Author: WFY

Yet another Washingtonian pushing the ubiquitous Nats/DC sports, Penn State, commuting, bicycling, kayaking, broomball, skiing, gin & tonic agenda.

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