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Jeff Samardzija has admitted that not pitching is driving him batty. Madison Bumgarner is a different cat.

“I’m fine,” he said Tuesday as the Giants prepared for their home opener. “I try to be the same day in, day out no matter what the situation is. I’m just working hard to get back. It’s a little different. There’s only so much you can do waiting for a bone to heal.”

Bumgarner discussed his broken left pinkie in the same monotone he would use talking about the price of horse feed in North Carolina. He sustained the displaced fracture when hit by a Whit Merrifield line drive in the final Cactus League game March 23. …continue reading here…