Randy Johnson. Chipper Jones.

Patrick Corbin’s remarkable start has drawn him into an elite crowd.

Corbin became the only left-hander other than Johnson in franchise history to begin a season 6-0 when he threw seven shutout innings in the Diamondbacks' 2-0 victory over the Braves at Chase Field on Tuesday.

Another Hall of Famer-in-waiting took notice.

The guy sitting next to you can say Corbin looks good. When Chipper Jones tweets it, well, that means something.

“This Corbin dude is pretty nasty!” Jones told his 293,994 followers.

Corbin said a buddy retweeted the message, then texted him with the news.

“That’s cool that he did that. That’s awesome. As good a player as he was,” Corbin said.

Johnson started 6-0 in 2001 after going 7-0 to open 2000, and he won the NL Cy Young Award each time.

No one is suggesting that Corbin can reach those heights. At the same time, there is nothing to indicate that his start is anything but the result of hard work and an ability to throw quality strikes.

Corbin did not have his best stuff early Tuesday, manager Kirk Gibson said, but he still gave up only three hits while striking out five. His career-high five walks were negated by three double plays, one on a hard line drive to Paul Goldschmidt with a runner on first base in the sixth.

Corbin’s ERA dropped to 1.52, third in the majors behind the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw and the Mets' Matt Harvey.

“He just battled," Gibson said. "When he has to make pitches, he misses where he is not going to get hurt. He is very good at that. He uses both sides of the plate very well. He misses a lot way inside. It’s certainly one of his strengths. He does that better than anybody on our staff."

In a team game, the D-backs (22-18) have won all eight of his starts. He was the victim of two consecutive failed save conversions on the road trip that included stops in New York and San Francisco, but he has won his last four starts while giving up 2, 1, 1 and 0 runs in 27 innings.

Told that he had tied Johnson’s 6-0 start, Corbin managed a little smile.

“Our job is to go out there — we don’t want to lose — and put up a ‘W.' That’s what I’ve been trying to do every single time out,” he said.