Listen hard enough and you could almost pick up the dog-whistle message after the Mets had finished sweeping the Braves on Tuesday: The suffering is over. Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler did more than offer a beta version of better times ahead.

This was chicken soup for Flushing’s battered soul.

It almost wouldn’t have mattered how the franchise’s two best pitching prospects fared — the fact that Harvey and Wheeler were on display, exploding the radar gun in the high 90s, served as its own medicine. But the day turned out better than that for the Mets. Much better, in fact.

Harvey took a no-hitter into the seventh inning of the afternoon game, and even though the Mets’ bullpen almost mangled the outcome, he was still on the better-looking end of a 4-3 final score. And Wheeler, making his major league debut, threw six shutout innings in the 6-1 nightcap victory, brandishing a fastball that was nearly as devastating as Harvey’s.

Super Tuesday, is the way the people kept referring to this 18-inning package, which would’ve been absurd on its face considering the Mets had been gaining on the Marlins and Astros in the sprint to history-making oblivion. But Harvey and Wheeler changed everything, dominating the National League East’s best team, not to mention its most prodigious home-run hitters.

Crazy, isn’t it, how the Harvey-Wheeler duo makes for a brand new, different algorithm. Seaver-Koosman? Hold on, not yet. But all the Mets have to do is hit a little, and there’s a chance they can pull a U-turn on the road to 100 losses. Of course, that’s still asking a lot from a team that has problems doing just that – scoring runs – and still has the worst bullpen ERA in the league.

But Harvey and Wheeler might just become rocket fuel over the final 95 games. They give the Mets a chance to win — no, more like regain their self-respect, while making opposing lineups opposing lineups uncomfortable all summer long. Manager Terry Collins said, “I saw some big things … you’ve got two guys that can win some baseball games for you.”