New Orleans Baby Cakes (20-19) vs. Round Rock Express (16-24)

When: 7 p.m.

Where: The Shrine on Airline

Starting pitchers: RH Sandy Alcantara (1-1, 3.79 ERA) vs. RH David Ledbetter (0-4, 4.91).

Broadcasts: Fox Sports 1280 AM, iHeartRadio ap.

New Orleans Baby Cakes shortstop JT Riddle stood outside the locker room after Tuesday's win against Omaha with an ice bag attached to his right shoulder.

Riddle said he was just making sure there would be no swelling after having played that day. The bigger question is how the left one is doing. He had surgery on it in August after injurying it on July 29 while diving for a ground ball. He hasn't played with the Marlins and is with the Cakes to get back up to speed.

“I'm good, 100 percent,” Riddle, who said. “The left one is OK. I've slid into second head first, dove for ground balls. It's fine.”

With Miami Marlins shortstop Miguel Rojas and third baseman Brian Anderson playing with injuries and second baseman Yadiel Rivera batting .147, it would seem Riddle, who came down from the parent team on April 30, would be on his way back up.

“I'm just trying to get my legs back after not having spring training,” he said, smiling. “I don't know when I'll go up. All I know is that since I've been here, we've been winning.”

Riddle has been a catalyst. With 17 RBIs and 14 runs in 13 games, he often is in the midst of the team's scoring, even if advancing runners. He is batting .423, which would put him first in the Pacific Coast League by 16 percentage points if he had enough at-bats. The Baby Cakes are 11-5 since he arrived, including 10-3 in games in which he has played.

Cakes hurlers have had quality starts in 14 of their past 16 games. Riddle has principal in helping back them up. He had his eighth multiple-hit game on Tuesday, going 2 for 5 with a home run, three RBIs and two runs. With three homers, three doubles and a triple, he has a 1.148 on-base plus slugging percentage. Last season with Miami, he batted .282.

Extra bases

Former San Francisco Giants two-time Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum will pitch two innings Thursday, the Express said. He is on a rehab assignment with the team. … Sandy Alcantara will start for the Baby Cakes Thursday. In his previous start, on May 10 at Round Rock, he allowed four runs in the second inning but shut out the Express during the next three, and the bullpen picked up from there in an 8-4 win. Isaac Galloway hit a two-run homer in the 10th to tie the score then doubled in the go-ahead run in the ninth. “We left (Alcantara) out there, and he settled down and did well,” pitching coach Jeremy Powell said. “It was a good experience for a young pitcher.” … Wednesday was an off day for the Cakes, the only one this season during a home stretch, which manager Arnie Beyeler said was special. There were no workouts at the ballpark. “Most of these guys have families here,” he said. “Just let them get away from the grind.” … The Cakes are 5-3 against Round Rock this season. However, the Express is 5-5 in its past 10 games overall and have a better road record (9-11) than home (7-13).

New Orleans Baby Cakes (20-19) vs. Round Rock Express (16-24)

When: 7 p.m.

Where: The Shrine on Airline

Starting pitchers: RH Sandy Alcantara (1-1, 3.79 ERA) vs. RH David Ledbetter (0-4, 4.91).

Broadcasts: Fox Sports 1280 AM, iHeartRadio ap.