In Pitt game, 95 regularly, couple at 96, couple of nice 86 sliders. Last 2 pitches against Diaz where 86 slider (made Diaz look silly with swinging K), and 96 perfectly placed fastball for strike 3 that Diaz could only watch, for the save. Announcer said, "seems to have flipped a switch in that outing against SD on Wednesday. It's what the Mets were expecting all year from Swarzak... Oblique suffered in first week of season.... May be just hitting his stride. This is the Swarzak the Mets thought they were getting when they signed him"
In SD game 9th inning, announcer stated, "this is by any account the best Swarzak has looked all year long. Break on his slider, pop on his fastball..."
Per NY TImes article, https://nypost.com/2018/07/29/mets-reliever-finding-himself-amidst-audition-for-closers-role/
In the midst of a miserable first season with the Mets, which began with Swarzak missing more than two months with an oblique injury, the right-hander has been re-energized by the closing chances.
“I love it. I absolutely love it,” said Swarzak, who lowered his ERA from 7.56 to 6.30 in the past week. “I don’t know how to explain it. It’s like this ache inside of my body that just makes me want to put the ball by somebody. I don’t know, but I get goose bumps. … Situations have a lot to do with it. A one-run game, on the road, the ninth inning, being able to take the adrenaline out of the crowd, it’s a pretty powerful feeling.
Swarzak and Callaway both are confident the recent results will continue, citing timing and arm position issues that have been corrected by pitching coach Dave Eiland. “When [Eiland] said it, I was already feeling it, but I didn’t know how to fix it. That’s the great thing about having a great pitching coach,” Swarzak said. “We made changes to get me back to what I was doing. I found my rhythm and that was it. I think getting healthier and getting stronger over the last month, getting the innings, I think that had a lot to do with it. And this is the end result.”