Mets RHP Noah Syndergaard allowed one run on six hits in seven innings in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citi Field.
While Syndergaard (4-1) labored through five innings in his last start, he was effective Sunday, only giving up singles and pitching around Wilmer Flores' fifth-inning error when Jay Bruce threw Jeff Mathis out at home.
"I just kind of took a deep breath, relaxed and focused on making quality pitches as opposed to focusing on my mechanics," Syndergaard told reporters after the game. "Today was just a lot of fun. Great win, great sweep."
Syndergaard said all his pitches were clicking on Sunday.
"I was trying to keep the hitters off balance, trying not to get too fastball happy," Syndergaard said. "Curveball felt really nice today, slider was coming along nicely as well. The ability to mix in a lot of two-seam and four-seam fastballs, that was really effective."
Added manager Mickey Callaway: "He just did a good job of attacking. He mixed his curveball in a little bit more, which I thought was always necessary for him to slow guys down, especially. He was using it against their lefties early and then later on he started using it against the righties as well so they couldn't just sit hard."
The Mets had lost 10 of their last 13 games before this weekend's sweep of the Diamondbacks, and the Mets believe they can carry this momentum heading into Monday's series-opener against the Miami Marlins.
"That was a huge sweep," Syndergaard said. "We'd kind of been struggling a little bit, but just as easily as we were struggling, it's that easy to turn it around."