The question now is whether Ike Davis can deliver more in his second major league stint this season than he did in his first.

The Mets first baseman was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas last night and will join the major league team in Milwaukee today, general manager Sandy Alderson confirmed. For the 26-year-old Davis, this will be a revealing test to see if he has re-found both his confidence and hitting prowess.

When the Mets demoted Davis on June 9, Alderson said, “I think first and foremost, Ike needs to get his confidence back.”

In 55 games with the Mets this season, Davis batted just .161 with five home runs, 16 RBIs and a .500 OPS, the second straight year in which he struggled terribly to start the season. In 21 games with Las Vegas, Davis hit .293 with seven homers, 13 RBIs and a 1.091 OPS.

How Davis will be used upon his return to the majors is to be determined, and Alderson did not respond to that query last night. It would seem to make sense that he would be the everyday first baseman — otherwise, he probably wouldn’t have been brought back.

The Brewers are scheduled to pitch right-handed starters Johnny Hellweg, Yovani Gallardo and Wily Peralta in the three-game series, so perhaps manager Terry Collins will give the lefty slugger at least three starts before evaluating things. For his career, Davis has a solid .811 OPS against righties but just a .614 OPS versus lefties.