Mets’ Jose Quintana gets hit hard in last spring start

Noteworthy items during the Mets’ Grapefruit League action on Saturday:

No way, Jose

In his final start of the exhibition season, Jose Quintana allowed five earned runs on three hits and four walks over three innings in the Mets’ 13-5 loss to the Astros.

The left-hander, whose next appearance is scheduled for the season opener on Thursday, finished the Grapefruit League with a 6.19 ERA.

Jose Quintana, who is the Mets’ Opening Day starter, struggled in his last spring training start. Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports

Plugging along

Mark Vientos went 1-for-2 with a single and raised his OPS to .795 with a team-leading five homers this spring.

Vientos is facing uncertainty about his status following J.D. Martinez’s arrival.

Caught my eye

Jeff McNeil is off to an 0-for-7 start after his first game action of the spring was delayed until last Tuesday because of biceps discomfort early in camp.

Sunday’s schedule

Luis Severino will get the ball against the Nationals in Port St. Lucie and Tylor Megill will face the Marlins in Jupiter, Fla.

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