Here are 13 Walk-Off Thoughts after the Indiansí 11-2 loss to the Houston Astros Friday night.

1. The Indians shot off some of their own after the game, but the fireworks started in the eighth inning. Corey Kluber tossed 6 1/3 scoreless, Andrew Miller escaped a jam and then it was a total disaster for the Indians, who fell to 24-25 this season.

2. Eleven runs between the eighth and ninth innings. The Astros hammered an Indians bullpen that canít seem to keep its head above water. A 2-0 lead was turned into a 4-2 deficit and then an 11-2 drubbing. Around and around the Astros went. A couple doubles. A couple singles. A couple walks. Another hit. Another run. Another trip to the mound. A few boos. A three-run moonshot, just for good measure. Andrew Miller and Cody Allen couldnít hold the Astros at bay, and Oliver Drake and Josh Tomlin certainly didnít fare any better.

3. For a glimpse, it looked like this was going to be one of those turning point games, where things go just to plan and the Indians get a breath of fresh air. Kluber was terrific and Miller, in the biggest at-bat of the game at the time, induced an inning-ending double play with the bases loaded to preserve a 2-0 lead. Miller smacked his glove, the crowd roared, and for a second it felt like 2016 again.

4. Thatís the vintage blueprint. Kluber with a terrific outing, Miller blitzes through an inning or two and Cody Allen nails the door shot. It was all going to plan before the Astros set that blueprint on fire, and the Indians had to frantically and unsuccessfully try to stomp it out. Altuve ripped a ball into the corner off Miller that tied it, and Allen wasnít sharp en route to a four-run eighth.

5. Said Miller: ďI'm definitely not sharp. I wish I had the answers. I'm looking for everything and working hard at it. I think there's flashes of it, but it's been a pretty big grind lately.Ē

6. When Miller was brought back from the disabled list, it was said that the club knew he wouldnít quite be his normal self yet. But, since he needed to face live hitters, the Indians didnít feel the need for rehab appearances, instead choosing to allow him to round into form in Cleveland rather than Columbus or Akron. Each time that it has appeared as though heís found his normal self, he again has had to search for his arm slot or some other mechanical adjustment.

7. Said Francona: ďItís like heóevery pitch is different, like heís having a hard time being consistent with either his arm slot or his delivery. Heís scattering balls. We all have seen him when heís on a run and itís bam, bam, bam. Now balls are kind of all over the place.Ē

8. The Indians bullpen has leaked like a sieve for several weeks. By some respects, it has been the worst group in the majors thus far. There are only so many adjectives for calamitous or disaster or meltdown that can be used. The Indians have a five-alarm problem on their hands and if not for a weak AL Central might have been in full panic mode prior to the calendar flipping to June.

9. Miller was knocked around. Allen was knocked around. Drake and Tomlin were hammered. Zach McAllister has struggled. Dan Otero hasnít been quite on this season. On and on, the Indians havenít found the answer to their biggest problem. Right now, itís a challenge just to put together nine innings for a club that has consistently been a World Series contender in part thanks to itís lock-down bullpen.

10. Said Francona: ďIt is. We show up to win and when we donítóbut, the only thing I really know is weíre going to figure it out. I didnít just sign up for the good days. We knew thereíd be some tough sledding sometimes. So, weíll keep putting our heads together and see if we can figure it out.Ē

11. Relievers often preach about the importance of leaving a bad outing the past and only working one day at a time. With the Indians bullpen, it almost feels like an old cartoon reel in which they canít progress forward in time while running on a treadmill. They want to make the timeline behind them move forward, but no matter how hard they sprint, lately, itís been mostly the same result.

12. Said Miler: ďHonestly, I don't think it's that hard. It's something we always have to do. We have a lot of guys with a lot of experience and have done it forever. Right now, it just seems like we can't push the right buttons.Ē

13. The question is how long can the Indians afford to try to win games with this unit pitching like this? Theyíre likely to be fine in the Central and should be sending the Minnesota Twins and Detroit Tigers gift baskets. But, the idea of having to face the lineups from Houston, Boston or New York 5-7 times in a row? A key element that made this club so lethal on paper in the postseason has been its biggest Achilles heel. Right now, it has weighted down their standing among the gameís top teams despite several Cy Young and MVP candidates littered around the roster.