Los Angeles made numerous moves prior to Monday's 3-1 loss to the Phillies, bringing back familiar faces from the DL and welcoming an exciting young prospect. Marcus Thames, Blake Hawksworth and Juan Uribe were reinstated from the 15-day DL, and the Dodgers purchased the contract of shortstop Dee Gordon from Triple-A Albuquerque. Gordon -- the No. 44 overall prospect in baseball, according to MLB.com's preseason rankings -- was hitting .315 with 22 stolen bases for Triple-A Albuquerque. To make room for the four additions, Los Angeles optioned Ivan De Jesus and John Ely to Triple-A and designated Jay Gibbons and Juan Castro for assignment. Phillies: Home sweet home
Monday's contest was the beginning of an 11-game homestand for the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park, where they are 20-10 this season. Philadelphia's .667 home winning percentage is second highest in the Majors behind Milwaukee's .750 mark. The Brewers are 21-7 at Miller Park. First baseman/outfielder Ross Gload returned from paternity leave on Monday. Outfielder John Mayberry Jr. was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley following Sunday's game. Worth noting
Monday was the first time the Phillies and Dodgers met this season. Philadelphia was 4-2 against Los Angeles last year, including 2-1 at home. The Phillies have won three straight games against the Dodgers. This series marks Dodgers first-base coach Davey Lopes' first trip back to Philadelphia after serving the previous four seasons with the Phillies in the same capacity.