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Max Scherzer and Washington Nations fans will be able to rest easy with the knowledge that Jose Tabata won't be at PNC Park for the Pittsburgh Pirates for Friday night's matchup. Scherzer faces the Pirates for the first time since he no-hit them last month in a contest more memorable for Tabata breaking up his perfect game by getting hit by a pitch with two outs in the ninth inning...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates make a series of roster moves

The Pirates 25-man roster looked a little bit different on Sunday as the team welcomed two new faces into the dugout. Pittsburgh designated Jose Tabata and Chris Volstad for assignment and called ip Gorkys Hernandez and Steve Lombardozzi, according to Pirates.com. The Pirates had been working with an eight man bullpen, but now the team has seven relievers and five bench players...
Via Fox Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates designate Tabata, Volstad for assignment

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Pirates designated outfielder Jose Tabata for a second time on Sunday, a little more than a week after Tabata broke up Max Scherzer's bid for a perfect game. Tabata hit .289 in 27 games with Pittsburgh this season after beginning the year in Triple-A Indianapolis. Tabata, who signed a six-year extension with the Pirates in 2011, has struggled to stay...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Roster moves: Gorkys, Lombardozzi, Tabata, Volstad

#pirates have DFA’d Jose Tabata Chris Volstad also packing his things. Gorkys Hernandez on his way here. One other move coming. — Rob Biertempfel (@BiertempfelTrib) June 28, 2015 #pirates have called up Lombardozzi and Gorkys Hernandez. — Rob Biertempfel (@BiertempfelTrib) June 28, 2015 So it’s Hernandez and Lombardozzi up, while Tabata and Volstad go down. If you’re...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Just how improbable was the HBP Nationals' Scherzer lost his perfect game on?

Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer threw a no-hitter on Saturday, so all is well in D.C., but had the hit by pitch that cost Scherzer a perfect game led to a hit in the ninth inning, there would have been a widespread squall of outrage directed towards the batter who absorbed the pitch in question, Jose Tabata. It turns out the pitch that cost Scherzer his perfect game was a statistical...
Via Fox Sports
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

JABO: Max Scherzer and the Benchmarks of Greatness

Whether or not you think Jose Tabata intentionally moved his elbow into the path of Max Scherzer’s two-out, ninth-inning curveball this past Saturday, the final result stood as an example of a very rare phenomenon: a perfect game broken up on the would-be final out of the game. While still securing the no-hitter put Scherzer firmly […]
Via Fangraphs
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Best hitters and pitchers: Week 11

Welcome to the eleventh week of our ongoing series highlighting the previous weeks best hitting and pitching performances. This week a no-hitter appears again and from a familiar face to boot. In addition to that we highlight a seldom seen milestone a week after highlighting another seldom seen milestone, and again from a familiar face. BEST HITTER: Alex Rodriguez, 3B/DH, Yankees...
Via The Outside Corner
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Max Retires 27 Batters, Hits One Tabata

Before you accuse Jose Tabata of leaning into a pitch with two outs and Max Scherzer on the brink of a perfect game, let's take you back to 2009. The then 19-year-old Jose Tabata was with his wife, the 54-year-old, Conchita Alonso Rivera Consuela Charlynn Torres, and she was pregnant. Conchita etc. would tell Jose to lean into her belly to hear the baby, and Jose leaned. At supermarkets...
Via Razzball
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals: Max Scherzer nearly perfect

The Washington Nationals ace, Max Scherzer hit the mound against the Pittsburgh Pirates the night before Father’s Day. In front of the Washington crowd, Scherzer was absolutely brilliant many would say. So brilliant that his pitching led him to victory and also his name etched in history. Max Scherzer went out to the mound Saturday night, after pitching a one hit shutout in his...
Via isportsweb.com
June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates no-hit in nation’s capital

It was a day to remember for the Washington Nationals and their ace pitcher Max Scherzer. On the other hand for the Pittsburgh Pirates, it was a day to forget. The entire offense looked lackluster and couldn’t figure out Scherzer, who has owned the Pirates each time he has faced them. Max Scherzer pitched the second no-hitter of the 2015 season From start to finish Scherzer was...
Via isportsweb.com
June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Jose Tabata - ex Yankee super prospect - finally makes a name for himself

He was the key to the 2008 deal that brought us Xavier Nady and Damaso Marte. (We also gave them Karstens, Ohlendorf and McCutchen.) And yesterday, he's the left-leaning bastard who ruined Max Scherzer's perfect game. (And by the way, we should have signed Max Scherzer.)
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Your daily reminder that Pedro Martinez is awesome

There was a bit of a kerfuffle yesterday afternoon about Jose Tabata doing something involving getting hit by a pitch. I think the Washington Nationals’ starter, Max Scherzer was working on some sort of historic event, but the Pittsburgh Pirates’ scrappy outfielder stuck out his elbow and caught the edge of a backdoor slider that didn’t slide quite enough. Oh well, perfect...
Via Baseball Essential
June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Jose Tabata is not a villain

Jose Tabata has fashioned himself a nice little career as a utility outfielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates. In six Major League seasons, he has batted .276 with 437 hits in 505 games. He does the job of a backup outfielder pretty well, but for some strange reason, I’m willing to guess that only the most dedicated fans of the game of baseball had heard his name before yesterday afternoon...
Via Baseball Essential
June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Jose Tabata Rob Max Scherzer of a Place in MLB History?

Max Scherzer has had a good career so far. He has won a Cy Young, been named to the All-Star game twice, struck out over 1400 batters and won 97 games. He is making the big money now after signing a 7-year deal for $210 million with the Washington Nationals in the off-season--but can he be counted among the greats?He would be had he not hit Jose Tabata with a pitch during Saturday...
Via FatManWriting
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Did Jose Tabata lean into pitch to ruin Max Scherzer's perfect game?

Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer pitched a no-hitter Saturday against the Pittsburgh Pirates, falling just short of pitching a perfect game as he hit Pirates pinch-hitter Jose Tabata with two outs in the top of the ninth inning. Scherzer hit Tabata in the elbow, but Tabata didn't exactly make an effort to avoid the pitch, and some might say he actually leaned into it. ...
Via Holdout Sports
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Perfectly imperfect: Max Scherzer’s lost perfect game and other painfully close perfect games

Strange things happen in baseball all the time. Whether its missed pop flies due to sunglasses left on foreheads or walk-off balks, fans expect crazy things to happen. When Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer lost his perfect game attempt on Saturday though, people still had to have been scratching their heads. A hit-by-pitch? After 26 batters woefully retired? You’ve gotta...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Scherzer loses perfect game in 9th, throws no-hitter vs Bucs

WASHINGTON (AP) Just one strike from a perfect game, Max Scherzer saw it slip away with a misplaced slider. Or, some thought, a misplaced elbow. Scherzer lost his bid in agonizing fashion, plunking a batter with two outs in the ninth inning before finishing off a no-hitter Saturday in the Washington Nationals' 6-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. A letdown? Yeah, a little. ''I mean...
Via AP on Fox
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer loses perfect game by hitting Jose Tabata in 9th inning (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Max Scherzer capped off a dominant outing on Saturday by tossing the second no-hitter in Nationals history. However, the right-hander came oh so close to pitching a perfect game. With two outs in the ninth inning, a slider got away from Scherzer and went too far inside. The result...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Second Times A Charm: Nationals Ace Max Scherzer Throws No-Hitter

The Pittsburgh Pirates have been one of baseball’s hottest teams recently, winning 21 of their last 27 games, but Washington Nationals RHP Max Scherzer cooled them down this afternoon as he retired the first 26 Pirate hitters. With two outs in the ninth, pinch hitter Jose Tabata stepped in and was plunked on a 2-2 pitch by Scherzer. Tabata appeared to lean into the pitch or didn’t...
Via Baseball Essential
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Did Jose Tabata Cross Line In Max Scherzer’s Perfect Game Bid? (Video)

Jose Tabata just made a name for himself in the most 2015 way possible. Tabata appeared to lean into a pitch from Max Scherzer with two outs and two strikes in the ninth inning of Saturday’s game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. The pitch plunked Tabata on the elbow, breaking up Scherzer’s bid for a perfect game and setting off a social...
Via NESN.com
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Jose Tabata ruins perfect game, Pirates get no-hit

This was classic Jose Tabata. With Max Scherzer absolutely dominating the Pirates, cruising through the lineup three times, one strike away from the 24th perfect game in MLB history with a sold out ballpark going nuts and the entire nation watching… Tabata stuck his elbow right into the pitch. He probably should not have been awarded first base, but he was (granted, it’s probably...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer Misses Perfect Game, Throws No-Hitter

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer had retired the first 26 batters he faced Saturday afternoon against the Pittsburgh Pirates before hitting outfielder Jose Tabata on the elbow with two outs in the ninth. The prize of this past winter’s free agent market then ended up retiring Josh Harrison on a fly ball to deep left field to complete the no-hitter.   When...
Via Sportsnaut
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer throws no-hitter against Pirates

Max Scherzer retired the first 26 batters in order on Saturday against the Pirates…then he hit Jose Tabata in the elbow with a 2-2 pitch, just one strike away from a perfect game. Scherzer wasn’t perfect, but he did retire Josh Harrison after plunking Tabata to finish off his no-hitter, the second of the 2015 season (Chris Heston) and the second since the Nationals moved to DC...
Via The Outside Corner
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer loses perfect game after hitting 27th batter, records no-hitter

Max Scherzer pitched the second no-hitter in as many seasons for the Washington Nationals and was just a hit batter away from a perfect game. Scherzer hit Jose Tabata with two outs in the ninth inning to lose his bid of a perfect game. He then induced a flyout of Josh Harrison to record the no-hitter. Over his last two outings Scherzer has gone 18 innings allowing just one hit...
Via Tireball.com
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Angels Trade Deadline Targets: Pirates-Angels

By Robert Cunningham, AngelsWin.com Staff Writer -  The Pirates currently have an excellent outfield alignment of McCutchen, Polanco, and Marte giving them one of the best groups in all of baseball. Rewind a few years back and there is one name missing from that trio: Jose Tabata. At the tender age of 21, the Pirates committed to a long term contract (6 guaranteed years...
Via Angelswin
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss
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