When with the Tides in August, Shepherd led all qualifying IL starting pitchers with a 1.62 ERA, 0.90 WHIP, and .181 opponents batting average.
After being named the IL Pitcher of the Week on August 4, Shepherd suffered his only loss of the month on the 8th, a 3-2 decision to Indianapolis in which two of the three runs scored against him were unearned. His next appearance came at Yankee Stadium as he made his MLB debut for the Orioles, tossing 4.0 innings and allowing just one run.
His last two starts of the season at the Triple-A level were consecutive victories over Charlotte, a club fighting hard at the time for a possible playoff berth. Shepherd had entered the month with a combined record of 0-9 between Pawtucket (where he began the year) and Norfolk.
Shepherd was promoted to Baltimore again following the conclusion of the Tides’ regular season schedule. He is the first player from the Tides to be honored as IL Player of the Month since Travis Ishikawa in May of 2013.