New York Mets defeat Atlanta Braves, 9-4

Oliver Perez's right knee is barking again.

And Jerry Manuel isn't sure the southpaw can make his next start, which is scheduled for Sunday opposite Pedro Martinez in Flushing.

Despite surrendering a pair of homers and limping through five innings, Perez nonetheless earned his first win in six weeks Tuesday night. The Mets bashed Derek Lowe for eight runs in the fourth inning en route to a 9-4 victory over the Braves at Citi Field.

The Mets chased Lowe during an eigh...