The playoff races are heating up in the Bluegrass. With just under a month left in the minor league season each of the state’s three minor league teams has a chance at postseason play.
- Louisville: The Bats have all but wrapped up the International League western division title with a nine game lead over Indianapolis and 29 games left to play. The Bats have already started selling playoff tickets. Louisville stands to play the winner of the south division (Durham and Gwinnett are currently tied for the lead) in the first round of the playoffs. Games three through five of the series would be in Louisville. The Bats have the most wins in the league.
- Bowling Green: The Hot Rods currently sit 3.5 games behind Asheville for the southern division lead in the South Atlantic League. Augusta is in second place in the division, 1.5 games ahead of Bowling Green and two games behind Asheville. The Hot Rods get one more crack at Asheville with two games to close out August against the Tourists in Bowling Green. The Hot Rods do not play Augusta again this season.
- Lexington: The Legends playoff hopes are dwindling with a 20-22 record in the second half, but Lexington is 6.5 games out of first place in the southern division with 28 games remaining. The Legends will have to jump Bowling Green, Augusta and Asheville to make the playoffs. Lexington can cut the gap between it and first place Asheville with a win in the series finale in Lexington tonight. The Legends also face the Tourists for three games in September and the Hot Rods for four games to close the season. Lexington has a four-game set remaining with last-place Greensboro but has to play northern division leading Kannapolis for four games as well.