Scott Elarton - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Jun 2, 1994:1. Drafted Scott Elarton(P) (#25 pick overall) in 1994 Summer Draft (compensation for Mark Portugal)
Jul 31, 2001:Traded Scott Elarton(P) and Garrett Gentry(C) to Col-N for Pedro Astacio(P). Col received Gentry on Sep 27.

This Date in Astros History

Feb 23, 1976:Scott Elarton is born in Lamar, CO. The tall righthander is a key member of the 1999 staff, and is the one bright note of the 2000 campaign with a 17-7 record, but arm woes cause a 4-8 record the next year and Elarton is dealt to the Colorado Rockies in mid-season.
Mar 3, 1995:Astros replacement players lose their spring opener to the Florida Marlins, 3-2. Many players under minor league contracts, including top picks Billy Wagner and Scott Elarton, leave camp rather than take part in the game due to threats made by the players union to blacklist them.
Aug 2, 1998:Randy Johnson makes his first start as an Astro during a 6-2 victory in Pittsburgh. Johnson trails, 2-1, in the eighth when Ricky Gutierrez slaps a two-run double to put Houston ahead. A double by Tony Eusebio adds another run. Scott Elarton gets the save.
Oct 3, 1998:Houston loses another 2-1 heartbreaker to the Padres in Game Three of the N.L.D.S. A walk to Craig Biggio forces home Carl Everett for their only run off Kevin Brown. Mike Hampton has a no-hitter for the first five innings but is touched for a run in the sixth. Jim Leyritz homers off Scott Elarton for the decisive run. 2-1 is also San Diego's lead in the series.
Dec 13, 1998:Efforts to bring Texas legend Roger Clemens to the Astros collapse in spectacular fashion when General Manager Gerry Hunsicker blasts additional contract demands made by Clemens' Houston-based agents during a press conference at the winter meetings. It was a rare stipulation in Clemens' contract with the Toronto Blue Jays that allowed him to demand a trade. The Astros are willing to part with outfielder Derek Bell and pitcher Scott Elarton among others to acquire Clemens until they are informed the pitcher is also demanding a $43 million dollar contract extension rather than the $16 million dollars left on his two-year deal. Talks quickly reduce to name-calling. Owner Drayton McLane says he still hopes to make a deal but decides to stand with his negotiators. Ten days later, Clemens withdraws the trade demand but later invokes it when a deal is arranged with the New York Yankees.
Apr 9, 1999:On the Astrodome's final anniversary, Tim Bogar drives home Richard Hidalgo with the winning run as Houston nips Milwaukee, 2-1. Starter Sean Bergman adds a solo homer but Scott Elarton takes the win in relief.
May 25, 1999:Carl Everett singles home Bill Spiers with the winning run for a 2-1, twelve-inning victory over the Rockies. Everett had also doubled home Jeff Bagwell in the eighth for the only other Houston run. Scott Elarton wins in relief as he, Mike Hampton and Billy Wagner limit Colorado to five hits.
Aug 7, 1999:Russ Johnson drives in six and Carl Everett blasts two solo home runs as Houston rips Chicago, 10-4. Johnson has four hits. Scott Elarton pitches seven solid innings for the victory.
Aug 6, 2000:Chris Truby belts a grand slam and drives in six to lead an 8-1 pounding of Montreal. Jeff Bagwell adds four hits. Scott Elarton scatters four hits to pick up his 12th win of the season.
Apr 14, 2001:Chris Truby slams two home runs to pace a 7-4 win in St. Louis. Scott Elarton survives three solo homers to pick up the victory.
Jul 8, 2001:Scott Elarton is ejected after he hits the first batter and misses a 14-5 thrashing by the Astros in Kansas City. After Craig Biggio and Julio Lugo are plunked to start the game, umpires warn both teams. After Elarton hits Rey Sanchez with his fifth pitch of the day, he and skipper Larry Dierker get the thumb. Jeff Bagwell and Mendy Lopez bash three-run homers in the game. Lance Berkman (.365) and Moises Alou (.362) take the league's top two batting averages into the All-Star break.