Here are 14 Walk-Off Thoughts after the Indians’ 4-2 win against the Minnesota Twins Wednesday night.

1. The Indians still have a few decisions to make regarding the postseason roster and specifically, the pitching staff. One of those Dominoes fell when Indians manager Terry Francona said Mike Clevinger would remain in the bullpen this past weekend.

2. That narrowed a potential Game 4 starter to two candidates: Josh Tomlin and Danny Salazar. Then, adding a second layer to the decision, the next question is what to do with the pitcher who isn’t named a starter. Does he also go the bullpen or is he off the postseason roster entirely?

3. That’s what the Indians still have to work out this week. When Clevinger was sent to the bullpen, it appeared more likely than not that Tomlin would then be the fourth starting pitcher on the roster. Salazar is still being lengthened out, has struggled to remain healthy and Tomlin had been solid dating back to August. And, it’d be difficult to imagine Francona and the Indians leaving Tomlin off the roster entirely. The question might have been Salazar or another reliever in the bullpen, perhaps Nick Goody or Zach McAllister, as the last pitcher on the bubble.

4. Had that plan been set when the club met for two hours on Wednesday to discuss the postseason roster, it might have now been blown up—or, at least, muddied. Tomlin was roughed up a bit Tuesday—Francona has maintained that one start won’t dictate any decision, but it is part of the sample size—and Salazar on Wednesday night looked dominant, throwing 64 pitches and striking out nine in 4 2/3 innings.

5. Francona: “I thought Danny looked great. That was really, really encouraging. He worked ahead. He had a good off-speed, whether it was a changeup or breaking ball. And had dominate stuff. That was exciting to see.”

6. It likely didn’t lower the perception of Tomlin on the postseason roster as much as it might have elevated Salazar’s, at least in some capacity. When Salazar is on, he can be as electric as nearly any pitcher in the league. Whether it’s as a starter or potentially a reliever, he gives the Indians a high-ceiling weapon if he can just stay healthy. Wednesday night was also a step toward his being lengthened out enough to throw 5-6 innings by the time the ALDS arrives.

7. Francona: “And I’m not sure it makes the decision tough. I think what it does, is it gives us options to do things. I don’t ever want guys to not do well so, ‘Oh man, it makes your decision easy.’ We want our guys to play well, all of them, whoever it is.”

8. In a way, Wednesday night was a reminder that Salazar can hold his own even in a rotation with Corey Kluber and Carlos Carrasco. He's a tantalizing addition to the postseason roster regardless of role. But, the Indians do have more flexibility than they did last year. Salazar has now repeated that he only hopes to be on the roster—role won’t matter.

9. Salazar: “Like I said before, I just want to be in a spot for the playoffs. If it’s in the starting rotation, that’s fine. If it’s in the bullpen, that’s fine. I just want to play and help my team win.”

10. Francona has been adamant that they won’t be making out the roster until they have to this weekend. Tomlin and Salazar’s roles won’t be known until then. It has been difficult to count on Salazar due to his health, but when he has his best stuff like he did on Wednesday, it would be difficult to not have him on the roster at all.

11. Clevinger tossed another 1 1/3 innings scoreless innings, his first time throwing back-to-back nights since going to the bullpen. In fact, Clevinger said it was the first time he’s thrown in back-to-back games in his life. He’s continued to be lights-out, and stands to be an effective weapon, even out of the bullpen.

12. Clevinger: “That was definitely a thing that they wanted to see and I was actually curious to see just exactly how its going to maintain from back-to-back days. Seems like it passed the test, my body did, at least. We’ll see how it goes from there.”

13. Clevinger won’t be used as a starting pitcher in the postseason, at least as it is planned now, but it’s clear the Indians are prepping him to be a real piece to their postseason picture, a versatile asset who can afford the Indians the opportunity to have a shorter leash if a starter doesn’t have his best stuff.

14. Francona: “I thought Clev was good, real good. And he stayed on the plate better. He held his stuff from night-to-night because he hasn’t been doing that much because he’s been starting. So that was good to see, too.”