Aug 8, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves second baseman Tommy La Stella (7) hits his first career home run against the Washington Nationals in the fifth inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

This is how you do the 'Silent Treatment'

He knew it was coming.  He even figured out how to deal with it.  Nonetheless both sides performed their scripts to perfection last night as Tommy La Stella drove a Stephen Strasburg fastball over the right-center field wall for his first major league homer during the 5th inning of Friday night’s win for the Atlanta Braves over the Washington Nationals.

Then came the big league treatment for the rookie.  Let’s watch:

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Yep, not much is gonna rattle a kid from upstate Jersey.  Congratulations, Tommy – and that homer effectively won the game Friday night!

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