The Mariners left 18 runners on base last Friday. This begs an interesting question. Is it a good or bad thing to leave runners on base? On the side of the Padres, it is a good thing that their pitchers were able to get out of jams. But it is a bad thing that the pitchers got them there in the first place! On the side of the Mariners, it is great that they got on base. But, of course, it is really bad that they left so many on! I thought this is kind of interesting. Give me your thoughts.