The NSW Blues have been put on the back foot in their JLT Sheffield Shield clash with Tasmania after a century from Jordan Silk saw the Taswegians pile on the runs on day two.

The Tigers were sent in under gloomy Hobart skies on Monday morning after wild rain wiped out the opening day's play.

But it didn't faze Silk, who hit 104 against a four-strong NSW pace battery containing former Test seamers Doug Bollinger and Trent Copeland.

Tasmania finished the day on 4-392, with Test discard Matthew Wade smashing an unbeaten 72 off 68 balls late in the day.

Earlier, Silk shared a 92-run opening run stand with Alex Doolan (42) - the pair stone-walled at fewer than two runs an over through an extended morning session.

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The 25-year-old was 96 not out at tea and brought up his hundred shortly after the break.

Harry Conway struck first for the Blues when he claimed Doolan caught behind.

Silk was trapped in front by an inswinging Bollinger (2-82) yorker.

The big quick had Tigers' skipper George Bailey (71) caught behind six overs later to leave the home side at 2-232.

But Wade combined with Jake Doran (75) in a 141-run stand to take the game away from NSW.

Blues skipper Moises Henriques was a late withdrawal in a NSW side looking to cement their position at the top of the Shield table heading into a two-month first-class hiatus.