Mike Leake will start Thursday against Arizona at Great American Ball Park as scheduled.

"He's still our guy," Reds manager Dusty Baker said.

The Reds did look at having someone else make the start after Leake's arrest Monday on theft charges.

"There was consideration," Baker said. "We talked about how he felt. Could he handle the pressure of it? He said yeah. Sometimes, when you're in times of trouble, it's easier to go to work than it is not to go to work.

"I remember Pete Rose. Pete was having problems at home, when his dad passed. I asked Pete how he was dealing with it. He said those three hours, four hours at the park were sanctuary from his problems. When the game was over, the same problems are there."

"Hopefully, this will be a sanctuary away from what's transpired this week."