Chase Utley's appeal hearing on his two-game suspension has been scheduled for Monday, according to a person familiar with the process.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because no announcement was authorized.
Utley was suspended two games by Major League Baseball Chief Baseball Officer Joe Torre for his rough slide in Game 2 that broke the right leg of Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada. Utley was on the bench and didn't play in the Dodgers' 13-7 loss Monday night.
Utley will be eligible to play for the rest of the best-of-five NL Division Series against the Mets, who led 2-1 going into Game 4 Tuesday night.
"The fact that they felt the play was unnecessary and they did what they did was enough," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "Now we've moved past it, and you got to get ready to play."
John McHale Jr., the baseball executive who will hear the appeal, informed MLB and the players' union of the timing of the hearing on Tuesday.
If the Dodgers' postseason is over at the time of the decision, any suspension that is upheld would be served at the start of the 2016 regular season."[Chase] felt horrible about the kid getting hurt," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said.
21 homers hit Monday
From Carlos Correa to Yoenis Cespedes, baseball's sluggers put on quite a show Monday by hitting 21 home runs Monday, a record for one day in postseason play.
The last was a three-run shot by Howie Kendrick in the ninth inning for the Los Angeles Dodgers in their NL Division Series game against the New York Mets.
Correa hit two of Houston's four homers against Kansas City, and the Chicago Cubs hit a postseason-record six home runs in their victory over St. Louis.
Cubs rookie Kris Bryant, who hit a two-run shot off Michael Wacha, lost count of all the home runs in that game.
"Everybody is smiling, obviously," Bryant said. "It's fun when you hit, what was it, I think it was six home runs or something."
Three of Toronto's first eight batters homered in an ALDS win at Texas, and Cespedes highlighted New York's 13-7 win over the Dodgers by crushing a three-run shot.
"It's really cool to see," said the Mets' Travis d'Arnaud, who hit a two-run homer. "It's good for the fan base."
The 61 runs scored Monday also set a postseason record.
The previous postseason record for home runs was 15 on Oct. 3, 1995, according to STATS. Like Monday, there were four postseason games on that day. The record for runs was 48 on Oct. 5, 2002.
Stroman beat odds
Marcus Stroman, who tore a ligament in his left knee in spring training, will pitch for the Blue Jays when they host the Texas Rangers in a winner-take-all affair on Wednesday afternoon.
"He's defied all the odds, that's for sure," Toronto manager John Gibbons said. "If anybody can rise to the occasion, it would be him."
Stroman went 4-0 with a 1.67 ERA after rejoining the rotation in mid-September.