Even with the rain delay and having a high pitch count early on, Scherzer made it into the seventh inning before the relief was brought in. While Red Sox batters may have been relieved to see him leave the game, it didn't result in any offense. As a matter of fact only one player reached base after his exit. Xander Bogaerts got to first base the hard way. No he didn't put together a record setting 18 pitch walk, instead he took a 96 mph fastball off of his hand.
In addition to another quality start by Lester there were also some other positives for the Red Sox. In 4 innings of relief, Badenhop, Mujica and Tazawa gave up only 2 hits and collected 3 strikeouts. David Ortiz was just the 5th player this season to get a 2 out hit off of Scherzer. The Red Sox also doubled the amount of 2 out walks Scherzer has given up by earning 2.