Matt Olson homered in the first inning against Arizona starter Corbin Martin as the Braves scored first. William Contreras hit a 2 run homer in the second inning, and added another solo homer 2 innings later. He went 3 for 4 in the game. Orlando Arcia got the start against a RHP, and also went 2 for 4. (Snitker may not be as forgiving with Cano after his poor defensive performance in his last start.)
Anderson took a perfect game into the fifth, and finished with 6 shutout innings on just 1 hit, 1 walk, and struck out 9. He lowered his ERA to 4.99. It was only the Diamondbacks, but it is definitely something to build on.
Chavez and Matzek also pitched scoreless innings. Minter gave up 2 runs in the ninth to lose the shutout but was able to escape without further damage. Kenley Jansen is day to day with a catch in his back.
Cookie Carrasco pitched into the eighth as the Mets shutout the Marlins 4-0. The Braves kept pace at 3 GB. Max Fried pitches against Merrill Kelly tomorrow afternoon at 1:35 as the Braves go for the sweep.