Will Jose Tabata be an enemy in Washington going forward? (Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press)

The MASN broadcast called it “the worst way ever to lose a perfect game.” And yes, indeed, it appeared that Pittsburgh’s Jose Tabata leaned in on a pitch during the would-be final out to rob Max Scherzer of an historic accomplishment. Take a look:

Instead, Tabata helped Scherzer make a different kind of history.

Sure, Scherzer still had a no-hitter when all was said and done. But social media was pretty upset about Tabata’s move, including some fairly trustworthy voices.

Then again…