Some of the National League players who we said needed a good week came through over the past seven days.
Ryan Zimmerman, for instance, hit 8-for-25 (.320) with a home run and four RBI since we singled him out last week. Not coincidentally, it would seem, the Washington Nationals won five of six games last week.
Not that we're claiming any sort of credit. We could list the New York Mets' Ike Davis here every single week (and it feels like we have), yet he hasn't made much of an improvement. And the Mets curiously don't appear motivated to send him to the minors.
But let's see what happens with this week's quintet of struggling players. Here are five from the NL who could really use a good week.