- Former Phillies MVP Rollins returned to Citizens Bank Park as an opponent for the first time. He was cheered when he took the field for warmups; stepped out of the batter's box twice to acknowledge a standing ovation in his first at-bat; single and doubled, but struck out with two on the end the eighth and committed an error. "It was a great moment," Rollins said of the first-inning ovation. "It went on a little longer than I expected."
- The Phillies had wasted scoring opportunities throughout the night, but Franco finally delivered a big hit in the seventh. Franco is hitting .314 (11-for-35) with five doubles, two home runs and nine RBIs in his last nine games. "That was amazing for me," Franco said. "My energy was high at that time. My first big league grand slam."
- The Phillies had runners on first and second with one out in the seventh when a ball slipped out of Wood's hand on a 3-2 pitch to Odubel Herrera. It came to a stop between the pitcher's mound and first base. With no Dodgers making a move for the ball, Carlos Ruiz ran on the play and scored from second base. But umpires ruled it a balk. They made the right call: "Rule 8.01(d): A ball which slips out of a pitcher's hand and crosses the foul line shall be called a ball; otherwise it will be called no pitch. This would be a balk with men on base." "That was different," said Mattingly.
- "In a way, I was almost happy to see [Franco] face a right-hander because he's not hitting that well against left-handers. It worked out well." -- Mackanin, on the seventh-inning pitching change that set up Franco's grand slam.
- Franco is hitting .282 with a .339 on-base percentage and a .491 slugging percentage. Since 1930, the only Phillies rookie with a better slash line was Dick Allen (.318/.382/.557) in 1964.
- Phillies right fielder Domonic Brown did not start Tuesday against Dodgers left-hander Alex Wood, so it will be interesting to see if he starts Wednesday against Anderson. The left-handed-hitting Brown is batting .366 (15-for-41) with two home runs and eight RBIs in his last 11 games.
- Phillies second baseman Chase Utley went 1-for-4 with two runs scored Tuesday in a rehab game with Double-A Reading. He will play again Wednesday, and it would not be a surprise to see him activated before the end of the week. Utley has been on the DL since June 23 with a sprained right ankle. Utley will play in his third rehab game Wednesday night with Double-A Reading. The Phillies' second baseman has been on the DL since June 23 with a sprained right ankle. Expect Utley to rejoin the Phillies soon, and when he does, expect him to play. There is a chance the Phillies could trade him before the Aug. 31 waiver Trade Deadline, so they will need to showcase him.
Former Dodgers starter Aaron Harang will take the hill for the Phillies on Wednesday night against his former club and left-hander Brett Anderson at Citizens Bank Park. Harang has 11 losses, but in seven of them the Phillies have scored two or fewer runs, and his ERA is 3.97. This will be only his second start since returning from nearly a month on the disabled list with plantar fasciitis. Anderson, meanwhile, will be making his second start since leaving a game in the third inning with an irritation of his left Achilles, although he pitched seven innings in his next start.