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Howard, Utley rest Sunday

No Ryan Howard. No Chase Utley.

Should make things a lot easier for New York Mets left-hander Jonathon Niese.

Howard and Utley are both out of the Philadelphia Phillies lineup Sunday.

According to a reporter privy to manager Charlie Manuel's pre-game press conference, neither are injured.

Howard, for the record, is 1 for his last 10 against Niese with four strikeouts.