Since his days at Mansfield Legacy, New York Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard has been a flame-thrower.
Some “Game of Thrones” fans might have been disappointed to find out that Syndergaard was on the side of the irascible Lannister clan rather than the Stark-backed Targaryen alliance during the episode’s fierce battle.
You don’t see Syndergaard’s long blonde hair, but you can recognize his face and imposing presence as he uncorks a long spear to take out a Dothraki horseman.
Unfortunately, his fate met a brutal end as he was burned to death by one of Daenerys Targaryen’s fiery dragons.
Syndergaard, who has not pitched since late April because of a torn right lat muscle, told Sports Illustrated Now in April that he brought his parents to the set while filming the scene in Spain because they were the ones who converted him to the show.
“I think it’s the greatest TV show of all time, so just to be able to say I was in ‘Game of Thrones’ is an unbelievable feeling,” Syndergaard said in the interview. “They just know that I’m a fan and they invited me to do that,” he previously told MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo. “I couldn’t say no.”
Syndergaard is not the only celebrity to appear on “Game of Thrones” this season.
Pop star Ed Sheeran also made a cameo as a Lannister soldier, but it’s much more tame, as he chatted with others around a campfire.