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Mets-Twins game postponed due to wintry weather

Steam rises as crews use hot water to

Steam rises as crews use hot water to remove snow from the seats at Target Field in Minneapolis. (April 11, 2013) Credit: AP


MINNEAPOLIS -- Frigid temperatures and snow flurries forced the postponement of Sunday's scheduled Mets-Twins matchup. The game will be made up Aug. 19 at 1:10 p.m. on the way back from a West Coast road trip. It will be the Mets' 11th road game in 11 days.

With the postponement, the Mets could have skipped fifth starter Aaron Laffey in the rotation. Instead, Laffey will stick to his Tuesday's slot, which may be his final start. According to a person with knowledge of the situation, righthander Shaun Marcum has an outside chance of coming off the disabled list by Sunday to make the start.

The rest of the rotation:

Monday at Colorado: Dillon Gee

Tuesday at Colorado: Aaron Laffey

Wednesday at Colorado: Jeremy Hefner

Thursday at Colorado: Jonathon Niese

The shifts allowed the Mets to move Niese's start back a day, meaning he dodges having to potentially pitch on a night when forecasts are calling for a low of 6 degrees. Also, righthander Matt Harvey now lines up to face the Nationals during Friday's series opener at Citi Field.

Of course, the rotation could get reshuffled again if weather forces the postponement of a game against the Rockies. In Denver, snow and cold temperatures remain in the forecast.

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