Here are seven Walk-Off Thoughts after the Indians' 6-5 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.

1. All things considered, it's difficult to put much stock into Tuesday night's loss considering the "losing" pitcher took the mound in his home ballpark for the first time since May because he's been battling chronic myeloid leukemia. The ovation was tremendous. The moment was bigger than baseball. Carlos Carrasco was certainly upset with his performance in Tuesday night's loss. A day earlier, he spoke of his expansive support system and how eager he was to take the mound again in Progressive Field. It just didn't go to plan.

2. On Tuesday night, he hung a slider, and it cost the Indians the game. It could prove costly with the Indians trying to hang on in the AL Central race as they battle the A's and Rays for the two available wild card spots. And yet, Carrasco jogging to the mound with "Summer of '69" playing and every soul at Progressive Field giving him an extended standing ovation is, simply, too big of a moment. Even if the perfectly happy ending was denied on Tuesday night the moment James McCann crushed a hanging breaking ball over the 19-foot wall in left field.

3. "That was good. That was great, all the fans right there," Carrasco said. "As soon as I started running down to the mound. That was great, it was unbelievable."

4. “I thought it was terrific and ... yeah, hoped that it didn’t get the better of him and he could take the adrenaline, because I’m sure he had it, and use it to his advantage," said manager Terry Francona. "I thought when he got Moncada that he was OK. He hung a breaking ball to a guy who knows what to do with it.” Staring pitcher Mike Clevinger added later the he had chills watching Carrasco enter the game from the top step of the dugout.

5. It isn't often a reliever blows a three-run lead and walks back to the dugout to a positive reception, but Tuesday night's was warranted. Even if a few minutes earlier, McCann and Eloy Jimenez silenced the crowd and robbed them of the storybook ending to the game.

6. "What happened was I made a mistake," Carrasco said. "The two homers, it was a hanging slider. That’s what happened. That’s what cost us the game right there."

7. Tuesday night's outing, Carrasco said, was the first since he's returned that felt normal. In Tampa, he was shaking as he took the mound. But aside from the (costly) mistakes, the Indians have liked what they've seen from Carrasco from a stuff perspective thus far, and it stands that he could end up pitching some of the higher leverage innings of the season throughout the rest of the month if he avoids some of the land mines from Tuesday. At least, that's the Indians' hope with the decision to turn him loose in the bullpen.

Ryan Lewis can be reached at rlewis@thebeaconjournal.com. Read the Indians blog at www.ohio.com/indians. Follow him on Twitter at @ByRyanLewis.