Mets-Twins postponed due to weather

MINNEAPOLIS -- With a forecast of freezing rain throughout the day, the Minnesota Twins called an early postponement of today's scheduled game against the Mets.

The game will be made up on Monday, Aug. 19 at 2:10 p.m. ET, on an off-day after the Mets were due to fly home from a series in San Diego.

The forecast is not considerably better for the upcoming four-game series in Denver. Rain and snow is forecast for early in the series, while temperatures as low as 14 degrees are expected Wednesday.

The updated pitching rotation for the Rockies series:

Monday: Dillon Gee

Tuesday: Aaron Laffey

Wednesday: Jeremy Hefner

Thursday: Jonathon Niese

The Mets could have skipped Laffey until Friday, but that would have pushed him into the Washington Nationals series. Instead, Matt Harvey is due to open the series against Washington.

Harvey is lining up to face Stephen Strasburg in the series opener against the Nats.

The Mets may have to use Laffey on Sunday against Washington, but Shaun Marcum is due to throw some type of rehab game Tuesday. There's a "chance" he could be ready to face the Nats.

Of course, that presumes the Mets will play all four games in Denver -- no guarantee.