Here are 16 Walk-Off Thoughts after the Indians’ 4-1 win against the Chicago Cubs.

1. According to all indications, it was going to be yet another quiet night for the middle relievers in the Indians bullpen. Trevor Bauer pitched into the seventh, Andrew Miller was checking in and Cody Allen would be getting the ball next. Once again, a starting pitcher went deep into the game. Once again, Miller and Allen were going to slam the door shut. The snack bag can be packed up now.

2. Then, Andrew Miller reached for his left hamstring on the second pitch he threw. Then, the bullpen has to go from 0 to 100. Then, there’s no time for a normal routine, no time to slowly stretch and enjoy a normal progression up to entering the game. Tyler Olson was called upon to rush to the mound, warm up as best he can in front of the crowd instead of in the bullpen, and enter a tight, 3-1 game. This wasn’t simply a mop-up situation where he needs to pitch a bit to get through some outs. Oh, he was also already down 0-2 in the count to his first hitter, which happened to be Anthony Rizzo.

3. But, Olson delivered. He retired Rizzo and then induced a groundout and struck out Kyle Schwarber in the eighth. Not only did he enter the game cold, but he also successfully got up and down between innings. He took over Miller’s high-leverage situation and filled in without a hitch.

4. Said Trevor Bauer: “I think that’s a really underrated job by Olson tonight. I don’t think the casual fans understand how difficult that is, to go from sitting down, mentally too, you put Andrew in and then you put Cody in—that’s how it goes. So everyone down there is like, ‘OK, they’re going to slam the door and we get to watch.’ And all of a sudden two pitches later you go from sitting there thinking the night is over to, ‘Oh shoot I gotta go get ready.’ And you don’t get to do you normal routine, you gotta throw in front of people, the adrenaline spike is different. How your body responds and gets loose is different. Tremendous job by Olson to figure that out. I think he said that was his first time doing that. Great job by him and [Nick] Goody comes in and Cody comes in and does the job and all of us have tremendous confidence in everyone down there in the ‘pen. A lot of times you don’t get to see those guys in high leverage situations because we have so many guys who can pitch in those situations, but we all have confidence they can handle it just as well as the next guy.”

5. To Bauer’s point, it wasn’t just that Olson didn’t have as much time. The adrenaline hit him differently. Olson could have used some extra time but didn’t end up taking it. It changed how he mentally ramped up.

6. Said Olson: "I probably should have taken a little bit longer. It was my first time ever doing that. I definitely need to learn from it and take my time, make sure that I'm ready and I feel like I'm ready to go. … I knew I had more time. I was pretty amped up. I thought I was ready. Luckily I was able to get through it."

7. Olson said he had never done that before Wednesday night. Goody has, and he knows it isn’t fun. Said Goody, “… because he came out and warmed up on the field, which is brutal by the way. You never know if you've thrown enough. Everybody's watching you. I was telling him, I've had to do that twice in my career. It's miserable. You've got to pitch through it. It's part of the game. Injuries happen. Accidents happen. You've just got to [man] up, get out there and do your job.”

8. Olson and Goody, among others, haven’t had as many chances due to how deep Corey Kluber, Carlos Carrasco, Bauer and Mike Clevinger have pitched. Even Goody’s friends have taken notice. Said Goody, “All right so, I got a text from one of my buddies and he was like, 'Dude, do you pitch?' I'm like, 'Uh, sometimes. Our guys are going eight, nine. There's nothing I can do.' Hell yeah, I want them to go out there and throw a complete game every time. That's the ultimate goal, and I think they want to do that, too. Obviously, baseball, the game will unfold and dictate what happens next, but of course. I was a starter at one point in my career and I wanted to go nine every time. So, yeah, I'm not selfish, so yes, please, TB, go nine. Every time. All of them.”

9. The beginning to Bauer’s season has been impressive enough, but what might be even better news is that he’s carried a 2.41 ERA thus far and he’s done it without his newly designed slider doing what he wants. He wasn’t pleased with it on Wednesday night, either. But he feels he’s getting closer to figure it out.

10. Said Bauer: “Terrible again to start. I threw a couple good ones later. I’m getting close. I threw some really good ones, 4 or 5 in a row yesterday in catch that I could distinctly see, ‘OK, that’s the axis I want, that’s the movement I want.’ So it’s getting there. It’s getting better. I was able to use it and throw it for strikes in a couple big situations tonight. So that was encouraging. I feel like I’m a start or two away from really having it back, so I’m excited about that.”

11. Bauer is also still in the middle of a balancing act between trying to work on the slider while also trying to win each night. The curveball has helped. And on Wednesday night, Bauer felt his changeup played up.

12. Said Bauer: “It helps when you have a plus-curveball that you can go to. So you throw a bad slider, ‘OK, I need a strike, if I need a breaking ball, I can always go to my curveball.’ It also helps when you have a plus changeup and cutter. I had a plus changeup tonight for sure. I don’t know if it’s going to be plus all year, but it was tonight. The cutter played really well tonight too. That’s the power of just continuously chipping away at it, ‘OK, let me make this pitch better, let me make that pitch better, let me make this pitch better.’ If you don’t have one of them, you have three or four other ones that you can go to. I didn’t even throw my two-seam tonight, I think I threw maybe one of them because I didn’t need it. When you have a deep well of weapons to go to, it helps that when one of them is lagging behind, while you try to fix it, you have plenty of other places to go.”

13. Brandon Guyer was viewed by manager Terry Francona as one of the keys around the roster as a much-needed right-handed bat in the outfield this season. The Indians know they’re going to get a heavy does of left-handed relievers. They know Guyer is a needed piece to balance the lineup. He needs to produce, and they missed his production last year. Entering Wednesday night, had a .125 average and was off to a terrible start while dealing with the effects of offseason wrist surgery.

14. So when he lined a ball down the left-field line, he started pointing—really, begging—for it to stay fair. It did, and it was for the most part the first rewarded swing of Guyer’s season. Said Francona: “Yeah. And we need him so much against left-handers. Boy, against one of the tougher lefties in baseball. Just to get it back tied, man it felt so good. And we’re going to face some lefties coming up here in the next week. So, I think that’s good.”

15. As for Miller, it was announced as left hamstring tightness. He will undergo an MRI Thursday morning, according to Francona. The Indians can only hope Miller will be out for a few days.

16. Said Francona: “It’s his left hamstring. Kind of behind the knee a little bit. He’s had it before. Had it in Baltimore, he said. We’re going to get him MRI’d tomorrow morning. The hope is, I think last time he said it was 3-4 days. That would really be the hope. We’ll know a lot more tomorrow. I think him not throwing another pitch was really smart on his part. And hopefully, that’s all it is.”