Goldschmidt doubles twice, Diamondbacks beat White Sox 10-2Posted: Updated:
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Paul Goldschmidt drove in two runs with a pair of doubles, Tuffy Gosewich had four hits and the Arizona Diamondbacks roughed up Jose Quintana, beating the Chicago White Sox 10-2 Thursday.
Quintana was tagged for six runs and eight hits in two innings.
"I missed with breaking balls. When this happens, you get doubles or good swings," Quintana said. "But I feel great. I don't think about that. I think about the season."
Chris Owings hit a two-run double as Arizona scored five times in the second. Nick Ahmed had two hits and two RBIs for the Diamondbacks.
Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said his team handled Quintana well.
"He made some good pitches and we hit them," Hale said. "Great to see the guys feeling good about their swings right now."
Arizona starter Rubby De La Rosa gave up one run and four hits in six innings.
"Right now I feel completely good. My four pitches were working really good," De La Rosa said.
Chicago's Tyler Flowers was ejected after being called out on a close play at first base in the seventh.
The White Sox broke camp in Arizona and play at Triple-A affiliate Charlotte on Friday.
Hale said there were still questions about finalizing the major league roster. One involves pitcher Archie Bradley, who is being considered for long relief and now, apparently, the starting rotation.
"He's pitched so well. It's really made it a tough decision," Hale said. "He has pitched well enough to earn a spot in our rotation, and we'll revisit it if we make a change."
The Diamondbacks have already announced a starting rotation of Josh Collmenter, De La Rosa, Jeremy Hellickson, Chase Anderson and Trevor Cahill. Bradley, though, has allowed one earned run in his last 15 innings and has a 1.61 ERA in six games this spring.
There has been speculation, too, regarding a possible trade of Cahill to the Atlanta Braves.
Arizona also must decide whether to send prized free agent Yasmany Tomas to the minors for more at-bats, or keep him on the big league roster. Tomas has been used mainly at third base, where he played Thursday, but also in the outfield where five spots are already secured. A.J. Pollock will play center field, Mark Trumbo will be in right, David Peralta will face right-handers as the left fielder with Cody Ross facing lefties and pinch-hitting and Ender Inciarte getting playing time in all three spots.
"That decision is for the front office to make," Tomas said in Spanish before going 1 for 4 with an RBI Thursday. "Whatever it is, I'll accept it with a good attitude."
Tomas will play in the outfield in the Diamondbacks' final exhibition game before the regular season on Saturday, Hale said.
The 25-man roster has to be set by Sunday. The Diamondbacks have two more games before then.
"I have a pretty good feeling of who those 25 are going to be, but those last two, three, four spots are not easy right now," Hale said.
"It's ideal for us," he said, "because that means guys are making us think. We knew coming into spring training we didn't have eight players that were locked into these positions."
The White Sox reassigned pitchers Brad Penny and Scott Carroll to minor league camp before the game. Carroll pitched in Wednesday's game in place of Penny, who was ill.
"I just need innings," said Penny, a two-time All-Star. "I want to get out there every fifth day and pitch and I think it's better for me to stay starting right now just so I can get the innings and get everything going."
White Sox: Pitcher Chris Sale is expected to make one more start in Arizona before joining the team in Chicago. Sale is coming back from a foot injury that delayed his start to spring training, and he never appeared in an exhibition game. ... 2B Micah Johnson, who'll open the season on the major league roster, got up slowly after diving to stop an infield hit in the first inning and was checked by a trainer. He stayed in the game.
White Sox: John Danks starts Friday against Triple-A Charlotte.
Diamondbacks: Hellickson will face the Chicago Cubs at Chase Field, the Diamondbacks' regular-season home. Hellickson is in line to start the third game of the season at home against the San Francisco Giants.