Earlier this season, the pop star Ed Sheeran also made a cameo as a soldier in the Lannister army. Unlike Syndergaard, who died bravely in battle, Sheeran just sang a song, chatted around a campfire, and then got so much criticism online for the cheesy appearance that many believed his brief deletion of his Twitter account was a result of the enormous backlash, though he has said the two were not related.
Syndergaard, who has not pitched in the majors since April 30 because of an injury widely attributed to the lingering affects his off-season workout regimen, has yet to start throwing off a mound in his rehabilitation program. Unfortunately for the small-screen version of Syndergaard, there will be no rehab program, as by the end of the episode he, along with most of the Lannister army, had been burned to a crisp by the fire of the Targaryen dragon, with many of the soldiers simply turning to ash before crumbling to the ground.
Syndergaard managed to defend his side in the fight, while also poking fun at his history on the baseball field.
While a dragon cannot be too discerning with who it lights on fire in a battle, keeping Syndergaard alive could have been useful. Drogon, the dragon in question, took a spear to the shoulder toward the end of the fight, and Syndergaard who has had his share of arm injuries in the past, could have offered a referral to a surgeon in exchange for his life.