"Game of Thrones" is officially at the point where cameos have become acceptable, even commonplace. Most people were waiting patiently for Ed Sheeran's cameo in the first episode of the season. Sports fans, however, knew there was a better cameo coming along. Sure enough, Sunday night marked the debut appearance on the show for New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard, a known fan of the show and all things action-adventure.

Awesome 'Game of Thrones' appearance

It was revealed back in March that the Mets ace would have a cameo in "Game of Thrones." Beyond that, however, the producers of the show did their usual excellent job in keeping details away from the public. Therefore, if you blinked or had a hard time recognizing him, you may have missed him on Sunday's episode. There are some screen grabs, however, which show Syndergaard sticking out like a sore thumb in the biggest battle scene in the show's history.

Syndergaard played a member of Lannister's army during the climactic battle scene. He even had a chance to show off his powerful pitching arm, allowing him to throw a spear that clearly pierced someone. It's unclear what fate his character ultimately suffered, especially since the episode ended on a major cliffhanger. It's "Game of Thrones" - he probably died. But not before making a much better cameo than the British singer/songwriter.

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Tough season for Syndergaard

Syndergaard is better known as "Thor" from the Marvel Universe due to his flowing locks that resemble those of Chris Hemsworth. He has been anything but a superhero, though. The ace suffered a torn lat muscle early in the season, which was followed by controversy about his refusal to take an MRI. He hasn't pitched since then and his return during this season is in doubt.

Without Syndergaard, the Mets have collapsed, taking the team out of playoff contention.

Maybe his cameo on "Game of Thrones" will give him the strength to persevere, though. There's nothing more inspirational than picking up a spear in the midst of a major battle and tossing it like nobody's business. Syndergaard just has to do the same with a baseball. If it doesn't come this season, he may have some more time to jump into cameos.

It just might not be on "Game of Thrones," though. He should start to look for a show where characters die a little less often - maybe "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" or "The Bachelorette" would be better suited for his livelihood.

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