Day or night, Phillies primed for Game 6

Day or night, Phillies primed for Game 6

PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies aren't concerning themselves with the uncertainty surrounding Saturday's start time, which is currently scheduled for 3:57 p.m. ET. If the Rangers close out the Yankees on Friday night, the game will be pushed back to a primetime start at 7:57 p.m.

"I don't think that's going to hurt us," manager Charlie Manuel said. "Our guys are ready. I'm sure the Giants are ready, too."

Roy Oswalt, who will make the start in Game 6, said it won't be an issue.

"You don't really start getting ready until two hours before the game," Oswalt said. "So if it's 4 or 8, it doesn't really matter."

Neither the Phillies nor the Giants worked out on Friday. Philadelphia arrived back home overnight, while San Francisco didn't fly in until the afternoon.

Asked if the uncertainty in the schedule was unfair in any way to the fans, Manuel laughed it off.

"If you want to know the truth, the way our fans have been for the last few years around here, I think that they definitely have an idea exactly when we're going to play the game," Manuel said with a smile. "I think for them to come in and know what time to get here, I think that's going to be fine."