Flashback: New York Yankees

Flashback: New York Yankees

With the 2008 season in the books, MiLB.com is taking a look back at the year's highlights in each Major League organization.

April 3 -- Bronx veteran Kei Igawa pitched six perfect innings for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre as the Yankees snapped an eight-game Opening Day losing streak with a 4-0 win over the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.

April 4 -- Yankees prospect Dellin Betances struck out a career-high eight over five innings as the Charleston RiverDogs routed the Rome Braves, 10-4.

April 6 -- Tampa's Edwar Gonzalez began his escalation to Double-A when he went 4-for-5 with two homers and six RBIs to help the Yanks top the Sarasota Reds in 10 innings, 8-5.

April 8 -- Right-hander Eric Hacker retired all 21 batters he faced to help Tampa past the Dunedin Blue Jays in 10 innings, 1-0.

April 13 -- Hacker was again the story for Tampa as he ran his scoreless innings streak to 14 with seven solid innings in a 1-0 win over the Reds.

April 19 -- Hacker's scoreless streak reached 20 innings when the Yankees prospect hurled five more dominant frames in a shutout of the Lakeland Flying Tigers.

April 22 -- Darrell Rasner bid for a spot in New York's rotation when he allowed two hits over eight innings to help Scranton/Wilkes-Barre past the Rochester Red Wings, 3-0. The performance came the same day cousin Jake Rasner allowed a hit over seven frames for the Potomac Nationals.

April 25 -- Former Yankees prospect Daniel McCutchen struck out a career-high 12 batters over seven innings in the Trenton Thunder's 8-3 win over the New Britain Rock Cats.

May 3 -- Bronx-bound righty Alfredo Aceves allowed one hit over seven innings as Tampa blanked the Jupiter Hammerheads, 5-0.

Justin Christian continued his clutch hitting with a home run and six RBIs to lead the Yankees past the Durham Bulls, 15-8.

May 5 -- Trenton's George Kontos matched a career high with 11 strikeouts in five innings as the Thunder beat the Erie SeaWolves, 9-5.

May 6 -- MiLB.com's 2007 Pitcher of the Year Ian Kennedy yielded one hit over 7 1/3 innings to help Scranton/Wilkes-Barre past the Charlotte Knights, 4-0.

May 17 -- Betances was at it again when he tossed six hitless innings, but the RiverDogs fell to the Asheville Tourists, 3-1.

May 20 -- Tampa's Ivan Nova put aside a rough first month when he allowed two hits over career-best eight frames in the Yankees' 1-0 win over the Vero Beach Devil Rays.

Aceves made the jump to Double-A in style with seven scoreless innings to help Trenton beat the Reading Phillies, 3-0.

May 21 -- Yankees top prospect Austin Jackson came through with the bases loaded twice, driving in seven runs, to help Trenton past Reading, 15-5.

Charleston scored 20 runs and Brian Baisley did most of the damage with five hits, two homers and seven RBIs in a 20-2 rout of the Greenville Drive.

May 25 -- Aceves extended his hot start by tossing a four-hitter to help Trenton blank the Altoona Curve, 1-0.

May 27 -- Ben Broussard signed a Minor League deal with the Yankees and helped out immediately with three doubles and three RBIs as the Yankees edged the Pawtucket Red Sox, 9-8.

May 30 -- Working his way back from elbow surgery, Charleston's Jason Stephens struck out a career-high 12 batters in seven shutout innings to beat the Hickory Crawdads, 5-0.

June 1 -- Tampa's Seth Fortenberry ended an 0-for-11 drought by hitting for the cycle in a 10-0 rout of the Palm Beach Cardinals.

Jackson matched his own career high with another seven RBIs in a 9-3 win over New Britain.

June 20 -- Staten Island's Pat Venditte caused a stir through baseball by pitching to a switch-hitter with both arms in a 7-2 win over the rival Brooklyn Cyclones. His ability prompted a new rule a few days later.

June 25 -- Phil Coke fell one short of a career high with 10 strikeouts in Trenton's 6-2 win over Erie.

July 5 -- Daniel McCutchen increased his trade value with a five-hitter as the Yankees blanked the Syracuse Chiefs, 5-0.

July 14 -- Coke made a case for a promotion to New York when he fanned 11 over eight innings of relief in Trenton's 2-0 win over the Binghamton Mets.

Kennedy impressed again when he took a no-hitter into the seventh inning in the Yanks' 4-1 win over the Richmond Braves.

July 27 -- Baisley homered and drove in six runs to lead Staten Island past the Brooklyn Cyclones, 15-2.

July 30 -- Former Yankee Chase Wright allowed a single over six innings in his Triple-A debut against Syracuse.

Aug. 4 -- Wilkins De La Rosa transitioned from an outfielder to a pitcher and allowed just one hit over seven innings in Charleston's 15-0 win over Greenville.

Aug. 16 -- Bronx fan favorite Shelley Duncan homered twice and drove in six runs in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre's 12-9 victory over Lehigh Valley.

Aug. 31 -- Melky Cabrera scored the go-ahead run in the 10th inning to help the Yankees claim the International League North Division title with an 8-6 win over Rochester.

Sept. 4 -- Dan Brewer's homer wrapped up the McNamara Division for Staten Island in a 4-2 win over the Aberdeen IronBirds.

Sept. 5 -- Erik Lovett went 4-for-5 with two homers and a career-high seven RBIs as Staten Island pounded the Hudson Valley Renegades, 17-0.

Sept. 7 -- Major League veterans Shelley Duncan and Phil Hughes led Scranton/Wilkes-Barre past former Cy Young winner Bartolo Colon and the Pawtucket Red Sox in Game 4 of the Governors' Cup semifinals.

Sept. 10 -- Bernie Castro delivered the game-winning single in the bottom of the 13th inning as the Yanks knocked off Durham in Game 2 of the Championship Series.

Sept. 12 -- Scranton/Wilkes-Barre stormed to a 20-2 rout of the Durham Bulls to claim their first International League championship.

Sept. 13 -- Austin Jackson wowed fans with a laser home run shot to help Trenton top Akron in Game 3 of the Eastern League Championship Series.

Sept. 14 -- Trenton manager Tony Franklin led the Thunder to their second consecutive Eastern League championship with a 5-1 victory over Akron.

Danny Wild is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.