A handful of Cardinals came to the ballpark this afternoon for the swiftest of workouts on the eve of Game 6 in the National League championship series. The four starters -- Lance Lynn, Kyle Lohse, Adam Wainwright and Game 6's Chris Carpenter -- took to the field, while outfielder Carlos Beltran remained back in the training room.

"He said it's pretty good," manager Mike Matheny said during the off day press conference. The manager was still in a suit having just come from the team's charter to San Francisco, not the practice field. "He is one in here that is getting treatment. So we listen to how he feels and then what the trainers see. But right now, it seems to be everything is good."

Immediately after Game 5, Beltran said the knee reacted well to his play. He did not know how it would be the next day, saying that all he could is monitor it.

Asked if he expected to be good to go for the rest of the series, Beltran replied with a question of his own: "If I played today, why not?"

The Giants appear to be holding lengthier more expanded workout than the Cardinals. Most of the squad has taken the field, and several players, including starters, at taking batting practice this afternoon at AT&T Park.

The Cardinals lead the best-of-seven series, 3-2.