The St. Louis Cardinals put together quite the bottom of the seventh inning in tonight’s game against the Chicago Cubs, scoring 12 runs in the frame.

Prior to the inning, the game was scoreless, and Cardinals had only mustered five hits against the Cubs pitching staff. In the seventh, they scored 12 runs on 10 hits, 3 walks and three pitching changes from Chicago.

To put this into perspective, the Cubs had 4 hits for the entire game. The St. Louis Cardinals had 2.5 times more hits in the bottom of the seventh inning than the Cubs had in all nine innings.

Ladies and gentlemen, it is performances like the Cubs’ seventh inning effort tonight that explain why they are 15.5 games out of first place in the National League Central.