The Mets' three-game sweep of Atlanta was their first since April 23-25, 2010, and their first against a division foe to open the season. And the Amazin's don't have to look any further than their pitching staff for the reason why, starters, closers and everything in-between.

Jon Niese carrying a no-hitter into the seventh inning was the deepest no-hit bid by a Met since R.A. Dickey went 6 ¹/3 innings against the Phillies last Sept. 24. And their bullpen may have finally allowed a run — Brian McCann's eighth-inning solo shot off Manny Acosta — but they've been stellar so far, led by Frank Francisco.