Here are 13 Walk-Off Thoughts after the Indians’ 12-4 loss to the Seattle Mariners.

1. Carlos Carrasco never had his best stuff on Saturday, and he quickly paid for it. He left two pitches right down the middle of the plate in the first inning, and both were hammered for home runs. Quickly, the Indians were trailing 3-0.

2. To make matters worse, as he began to head to the mound for the third inning, Carrasco said he slipped on a step and felt his back tighten up. His fastball velocity dipped and he allowed two more runs. All of a sudden, a difficult day was threatening to turn into something more. The Indians pulled Carrasco after the inning instead of allowing him to pitch a few more innings to ease the burden on the bullpen in mop-up duty.

3. Said Carrasco: “No, I was good in the first and second inning. I think it was the third inning when I came out. I missed one of the steps and I fell a little bit, so my back got a little bit stiff right there. So, I felt a little bit different. I couldn't throw my fastball. I think it was like 88-90. It was kind of stiff a little bit.”

4. Said Indians manager Terry Francona: “In the first inning, there was some pretty good contact. It looked like he just lost his aggressiveness and started trying to pick a little bit and then his back started to tighten up. So, rather than make something that wasn’t a good day worse, we got him out of there and tried to piece it together the best we could.”

5. Against the Mariners, Carrasco has looked lost. Against anyone else, he’s one of the front runners for the Cy Young Award. Carrasco in his two starts against the Mariners has been beaten up for for a 9.35 ERA. In this four outings against everyone else? He holds a 1.23 ERA.

6. Said Carrasco: “Man, really, I don't know. I didn't have my fastball, kind of my fastball command. The two homers were fastball up. So, when I was coming with my slider, I don't know if they knew it or something, but they took a lot of good swings. You just give them credit about that. Every five days, it's going to be different. I can't pitch every five days like seven innings. We're going to have some ups and downs, but I think there's something to learn from that game. And we'll take the next step.”

7. This spring, Zach McAllister again detailed that one of the keys to his success is ensuring that as he drives toward the plate, he keeps his body direct and on line rather than diving off toward first base. When he can’t stay on line, his pitches aren’t as sharp and he loves some of his deception.

8. Said McAllister in March: “I know when I’m direct, I probably say it every spring, direction for me is extremely important,” McAllister said. “I know my direction is going toward home plate and everything is on line and my stuff looks like a strike a lot longer and hitters have to respect that. If I start falling off to first base, a lot of pitches don’t look like a strike and they recognize it right away and they can give up on it because they know it’s not a strike.”

9. McAllister was seen as a key to the bullpen this season, one of the candidates to replace some of the higher-leverage innings left behind by Bryan Shaw. But, 2018 hasn’t been kind to him. McAllister entered Saturday’s game with a 7.04 ERA and was shelled against the Mariners for four earned runs in his inning of work. And, as Francona said after the game, he might again be drifting off line.

10. Said Francona: “He’s having a hard time putting guys away. He gets to two strikes, like today he got to two strikes with Gordon, left a fastball that wandered back over. Same thing with Cano, he was 2-2, sometimes he starts to run away from his arm a little bit and it’s going this way instead of [staying straight]. That’s why he’s only got two strikeouts.”

11. The natural question for the Indians’ marquee free-agent addition from this past winter, Yonder Alonso, was how much his 2017 season—and power breakthrough—could be trusted. Alonso seemed tired of having to respond to so many questions about it this spring. His production so far this season has provided an early answer.

12. Alonso slugged a two-run home run in Saturday’s game, his third consecutive game with a dinger. He now has eight home runs this season, the second-most in his career for any month (counting March and April as one month) since he slugged 10 last May. Though, that isn’t surprising considering he had never hit more than nine in any season prior to last year. Alonso has given the Indians some confidence to back their investment thus far.

13. Said Francona: “He’s been really productive. We’re going to need it. Guys are going to heat up, but it’s nice to see him drive the ball like that.”