Archer allowed that leaving separate from his teammates was "a little strange."
"But I'm just happy that the team, the organization knows the importance of getting a good night's sleep for the starting pitcher," Archer said. "I wish that we didn't play a night game. I don't really see the point behind it. Maybe get a couple of extra ticket sales here in Baltimore. Maybe we messed them up one time. I don't know, but I wish that our whole team could get a little rest because the whole season is pretty rigorous."
Even though he won't be on the bench Thursday night, Archer will be watching at home.
"To be honest there's a better view of the game watching on TV from the FOX angle than from the side," Archer said.
Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.