Here are 14 Walk-Off Thoughts after the Indians’ 7-3 win against the Chicago White Sox Tuesday night.

1. Around the time that the rumor began to hit social media that Jose Ramirez might have failed a test for performance-enhancing drugs, and thus face an 80-game suspension, he couldn’t have been more relaxed about the situation. Ramirez wasn’t at his locker and couldn’t be located for a few minutes. As it turns out, he was in another room getting a pregame massage, because after all, what did he have to worry about if he knows it wasn’t true?

2. Ramirez, through a team translator, said he laughed when he was sent the clipping of the rumor saying he had failed the test. He didn’t really worry about it. Indians president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti and manager Terry Francona both echoed a similar sentiment that when they met with Ramirez, he was relaxed and almost having fun with the situation.

3. Said Ramirez: “To be honest with you, yeah, my first reaction was to laugh a little bit, because for me, the way I took it, when things are going well for you in baseball, there's always going to be random things that pop up or people trying to find something that will bring attention to you. So, yeah, my first reaction was to laugh a little bit. I just let it go.”

4. Added Francona: “He didn’t skip a beat. Even when we were talking to him, he just laughed. We kind of wanted to talk a little bit about it and he’s like, ‘I’m fine.’ I don’t think a whole lot bothers him. Put him on a baseball field, let him play baseball and he’s good to go.”

5. But, Ramirez had a message for the person who wrote the report that momentarily caused a small stir on Twitter. When he went to the plate, he was dead-set on belting a home run. He hit an RBI double in his first at-bat and then in the fifth, completed his mission by drilling a home run to center field. And, he wants to make sure that person is aware of it.

6. Said Ramirez through the team translator: “Yeah, my focus in the game today was to hit a home run. Thank God it happened that way. … I was definitely feeling good about it, because I was a little bit anxious, but whoever is putting that kind of stuff out about me, I want them to be notified.”

7. Ramirez continues to put up offensive numbers that rival those of just about any other hitter in the game today. His message-of-a-home-run was his 16th this season, two off the pace set by Mike Trout this season. He also became the fastest Indians hitter to reach 16 homers in a season since David Justice did it in the same amount of games (53) in 1997. As of this typing, Jose Ramirez’s 3.7 fWAR is third-best in the majors behind only Mike Trout and Mookie Betts. His 168 wRC+ ranks fifth in the game. In the last calendar year, his 9.4 fWAR is the best in baseball and among position players is a full win above Aaron Judge’s second-place 8.3.

8. Michael Brantley, hitting in front of Ramirez in the lineup, is on a torrid pace of his own. He collected a three-hit night and hit his ninth home run of the season Tuesday night, extending his hitting streak to 18 games, currently the longest in the majors. In his 43rd game of the season, it’s the fastest he’s ever reached nine home runs, and he’s now hitting .343 this season, the third-best mark in the league. The Indians lineup hasn’t been perfect, but those two and Francisco Lindor have carried them thus far and are all on pace to make All-Star appearances in July.

9. Said Francona: “All the things that we always say about him, it’s a lot of fun to watch it. When you get a really good hitter, really good player, and he feels confident, and then take the fact that he’s healthy, and he works at it, still. It just doesn’t come out, he doesn’t stroll out on the field and do what he’s doing. But boy is it fun to watch.”

10. Mike Clevinger, Tuesday’s starting pitcher, didn’t even want to put anything out into the universe to potentially slow Brantley down, saying, “I don’t want to jinx anything. I want him on the field and I want him in the lineup and I’m sure every single person feels the same way and I don’t think there was ever a doubt with him being on the DL that we didn’t need him or want him here. We knew this is exactly the player you’re gonna get, and he’s only exceeding expectations.”

11. Clevinger delivered a strong outing into the seventh inning, allowing just one run on four hits and striking out seven. And, as was detailed as an area of potential improvement from his last start, he was able to limit the damage in his one run-scoring inning. That was in the second inning, when he allowed a double and then a one-out, RBI single to Tim Anderson. Instead of letting it snowball, he retired Adam Engel, walked Charlie Tilson and struck out Omar Narvaez to end the inning.

12. Said Clevinger: “That’s been the main goal right now, just the last, not the last hurdle, the hurdle that’s been in front of me lately is just limiting the damage when it starts to pile up. Just kind of keeping my composure and staying within myself.”

13. Clevinger—who by the way came to the post-game press conference in a Lilo & Stitch shirt, and my Disney-loving wife would be upset with me if I didn’t note such a thing—went through a good deal of work over the last calendar year or so to work on controlling his adrenaline and emotions, which even included his breathing. He’s made progress, and one additional step is to ensure he stays somewhat even-keeled during some of the more frustrating moments.

14. Said Clevinger: “It actually started in the pregame routine. I stopped ... I usually come out of the gates kind of fired up and I tried to like keep that minimal, save some energy, because I feel like I was exerting a lot of energy when it was unnecessary. And then at times I kind of felt a little too lethargic, so it’s finding a happy medium is kind of how it all came into play. But it kept the heart rate down, stayed within myself, kept my thoughts clear, not just anger or reacting to the moment. Just staying pitch-by-pitch.”