You have to give it up for Gerrit, he was ready and able to avoid a direct hit on a line drive back through the box. He got his glove up in front of his face and only took a glancing shot to the head.
A lot of limp wristed sports writers are describing it as a "scary moment." It's part of the job description. If you pitch there is a possibility the ball will be hit back at you. Be ready and do your best to make a play.
Nothing is 100% safe. Stop being afraid of everything. It's not scary you wussies.