Fisk, Dillon impressive in debuts
Bisons skipper Bobby Meacham joked that he didn’t know much about Conor Fisk.
Fisk Introduced himself in a hurry as he picked up the win in his Triple-A debut as Buffalo blanked Syracuse, 3-0, Thursday night.
Fisk, just up from Double-A New Hampshire, came on in relief of starter Taylor Guerrieri.
“He just went after the hitters. That’s the one thing I remember,” Meacham said when asked about Fisk during spring training.
“All the guys, the coaches and managers were all saying the same thing ‘man he goes after the hitters.’ He wasn’t afraid. He was just around the zone kinda like in and outta the zone. He was just going right after the hitters and striking them out.”
Fisk scattered three hits over 3.1 innings of work where he struck out two and walked one.
“I don’t even know if it’s really hit me yet,” Fisk said.
Fisk earned two saves and didn’t give up any earned runs in seven games with the Fishercats.
Justin Dillon, just up from Single-A Dunedin, was equally impressive he earned the save in his first appearance in Triple-A.
Dillon struck out five of the 10 batters he faced without yielding a hit or a walk over his 2.2 innings on the hill. Dillon threw 27 of 37 pitches for strikes. Dillon said that when he got the word he was called up to Buffalo he was told to “pack all his things.”
But he did his best to stay level headed and not assume that meant he was in Triple-A to stay.
“I tried to stay in the present,” Dillon explained. “I really believe that if I start over thinking things…it’s hard to be thinking about the future and in the moment as well. So I just try to stay in the present.”
Fisk and Dillion both credited much of their success to catcher Reese McGuire with calling a flawless game.
Danny Jansen has two RBI and Darnell Sweeney had a solo home run in the fourth that put the Herd up 2-0.
Rowdy Tellez single in the sixth inning extended his hitting streak to eight games.
Saturday (1:05) and Sunday (1:05) will be Blue Jays Weekend.
Former Jays great Lloyd Moseby and Jesse Bradfield will make an appearance on Saturday.
Canadian money will be accepted at par.